Hi you poor thing. How terrible that this happen right on your surgery. I went thru my recovery without my husband and my son helped me. After my husband got some help I returned but I still had anger towards him for letting me down when I most needed it. It is a work in process my marriage. I found out my husband was so scared that I would die he couldn’t cope and got very anxious maybe this what is happening with your partner. We think everybody can cope but that isn’t true. I hope your partner calms down and returns. Be strong know that you can thru this with or without him. Good luck I hope everything turns out well and your operation goes well.
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Hi Lauren, I am 38 and my 38 year old husband is currently palliative with bowel cancer. He was diagnosed stage 4 in December of 2018. We have 2 kids under 6. Since diagnosis he had some early success with chemotherapy and his life was extended to nearly 2 years from a stage 4 diagnosis. We went around Australia in a caravan with our children. We visited chemo wards all over Australia. He eventually ran out of chemo options, and an immunotherapy trial in Melbourne looked promising. He went over to Melbourne for an immunotherapy trial just as Melbourne went back into lockdown at the end of July. We didn't see him for 2 months, as we live in Hobart and he couldn't come home due to Tasmanian border closures. He eventually did come home, and pretty much the day he finished isolation he started to go yellow with liver failure, and we entered the world of palliative care. So anyway, we do have some similarities in our story, Covid lockdowns have really been awful for those with limited life.
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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.