Thank you for your reply. I do have a lot of family support and my son has assured me he will help and I will definitely look into all of those options when the time comes. I think a lot of this has to do with “empty nest” syndrome which is 100 times worse during these circumstances. If my husband was well and we were leading a “normal” life then this would not be a big issue. Thank you so much for your advice.
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I don’t know what to do, my husband has stage 4 brain cancer and I am his carer, he is still mostly independent at the moment. His oncologist has given him 12-15 months with treatment. Our daughter lives with her partner an hour away, our son and his fiancée live with us. My son told me they want to get their own place, I understand and want them to have their own space and be happy but I don’t know if I will cope with them moving out. When my husband and I first moved out together we already had him so we have never lived alone together. Our daughter comes up and stays with us around once a month. My son said nothing will change as he will be here when I need him. I’m terrified to be here alone and deal with this by myself, I’m scared I’m going to get into a deep depression and will not be able to function. I feel I am already on a downward slope. There is more to this but I don’t feel comfortable writing it down in the forum but it is relevant to this aswell.
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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.