As a family binds together to help each other, now is the time to be your strongest. All the family will be feeling like you are, all devestated, and none want to talk about it for reason of not upsetting other family members.It is something that nobody dreamt would happen to them, but it has.
Now is the time to talk to each other about your step dads illness. Start by discussing the options of treatment when they become available, which family members can take on which roles like transport, note taking at sessions with the doctors, getting medications, etc, all these roles help. When cancer breaks down the door and enters a family,it affects all inside that family.
Now is the time to discuss things,and help in an emotional and practical way, all can play a part.But it must be brought out in the open, it does not help anyone to ignore it and pretend it isnt there.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.