Hi Everyone. I am feeling at a loss at the moment. I feel like I am in the same boat as many of you. My partner has terminal metastic lung cancer. We are just over 2 years in and I feel like everything I do lately just pisses him off and he is always wanting to leave. Says he is going to but then doesn't. I don't know what to do. He seems quite irrational when I try to talk to him and when I get emotional we just end up in an argument. My heart is breaking on a daily basis. I don't know what to do. I want to be there for him but I don't think I can take much more.
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Hi All. My partner was diagnosed with Metastic lung cancer just over 12 months ago. He has had a tumor removed from his brain, had radiation, chemo & is now on immunotherapy. Together we have coped really well I think we have tried to keep positive about how his treatment is going and we have been trying to enjoy our lives as much as we can doing a little bit of travelling & we had plans for more. He had some scans a few weeks ago & the results compared to the previous one 6mths earlier hadn't changed much. Not worse but just about the same. The doctor originally told us 2yrs but I think I was thinking a lot longer but my partner, I think might be wanting to give up. He is sick of doing the treatments & I understand that. I want to support him in what ever decision he makes but I am scared that if he stops treatment he will decline faster. The cancer is now contained to one lung as all other cancers have been dealt with either surgically or with treatment. He has been braver that me throughout the process but I am not sure how to support him at the moment. I want to help him get back to a more positive space but don't want to say the wrong thing. Would really appreciate some advice from someone who is or has been in his situation?
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I thought talking about how I am feeling here might help me cope with my partner's cancer. About 10yrs ago I lost my Mum to cancer after she put up a good fight & following her my father to COPD. Late last year we found out that my partner has stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to his brain. I am devistated but I try to be positive & strong for everone else especially my partner. When I am by myself I quite often just break down & cry. I find myself pushing away my friends and family (is family too) because they ask how we are doing. I don't want to lose it in front of anyone as they all look to me for strength. I'm finding it really hard to do my job & get everyday stuff done. How does everyone cope?
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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.