Hi everyone, Thank you in advance to whoever reads this/replies. My partner was diagnosed with Leukaemia a few months ago. He's finished chemotherapy and is now taking a targeted therapy drug which seems to be working. His diagnosis was a huge shock. He has always been really healthy and then one day suddenly collapsed... He has an active job and pushes himself to play sport three days a week. He comes home from work and sleeps and then will go to a sport game. He says he just wants to 'feel normal again'. He has always been very relaxed and laid back but lately he displays uncharacteristic behaviours. He gets really angry and snaps at me over small things. Some days it feels as though he is going out of his way trying to start arguments with me. When I complain he says that Im not being understanding enough and that he feels alone. He has a huge network of people who love him but I feel he puts on a brave face around them, always smiling and making jokes. When he's with me he can be really loving, then angry one day, depressed the next. I'm really trying my best to meet his needs. It's like he's a different person and I feel so scared that things won't improve. I'm not sure if the change in attitude could be a side effect to the targeted medication or just because he's anaemic and so exhausted or i truly am doing a shit job at caring for his needs! I would like him to see a counsellor and would love any recommendations for one in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. I'm also worried about getting him to agree to see someone as I can't imagine him doing so willingly. Any advice? Thanks
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