thankyou @Kingfisher , this is exactly what I needed to read. I have completed all the required tasks which I agree are necessary but make it all the more real as sometimes you think you are living a dream and you will wake up!! I am concerned about his mental health as he is stressing out about the most littlest of things eg ant rid getting damp - this is his way of being my husband I know as he has always done all the practical things around the house & is worried he is leaving me with unfinished tasks to manage. No matter how much reassuring I do he still worries. We have an appointment with the oncologist tomorrow so I am going to request some calming medication as I said to him just a while ago if you don't calm down you will have a heart attack. Have organised for this week 2 lots of organisation that can help with chores & a 'Gary sitter' so I can go out and have a massage, get chores done etc. Also a medi alert is coming Tuesday. It is so overwhelming and exhausting - patience has to be in abundance. I will as always continue to help him on this final journey as much as I can. Appreciate your reply x
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Hi there I am looking for some tips I suppose from other who have experienced the same. Hubby of 40 years has been given bad news and we have been advised to get our affairs in order. I am in the process of doing this and it is very rough - so clinical and raw. Plus I am seeing hubby go down hill quickly and he is sooo sad . He constantly worries about everything. We have had the pallative care nurse here and although he is not in pain yet I am concerned. Watching all this unfold is difficult to say the least. I am getting as much help and support as I can but it is so damn hard !!!!
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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.