Coping

March 14, 2019 - 13:09

I'm finding it hard to cope with my husband's cancer. I'm depressed and feel isolated. Also feel guilty for not coping better

April 2, 2019 - 14:53

Dear romybriem, thank you for your post. I’m sorry for your husbands diagnosis, it must be very difficult for you and your family. You are not alone in how you are feeling, may I suggest contacting your local cancer support group, there you may be able to meet people who are experiencing similar situations and help with how you are coping with your situation. The Nurseline is available on 1800200700 if you would like any support or advice, I hope this is helpful,

Kind regards

Cancer nurse

April 12, 2019 - 14:55

Hi, Unfortunately this forum does not seem to be very active. I am 59 this year, and have had Prostate Cancer myself in 2013 so can well understand what you and your Husband are going through. Every case is different obviously, but luckily for me, my cancer was contained within the Prostate, so the decision to have my prostate removed was really a no-brainer at the time. While you are provided with a load of literature and advice, you are not in touch with anyone who has gone through what you are about to go through, and the results and side effects, etc. Again, in my case, my Brother also had prostate cancer before me, so i had that advice to go on. Hope everything goes well, and feel free to ask me anything at all about my experience.

May 18, 2019 - 03:26

Hi Roy,
It has taken me a while to make the step to join. My husband was diagnosed just over a year ago with metastatic prostate cancer.
We have been so positive, except now I'm struggling so badly.
It's shit... I am also now feeling very selfish, and angry... at him.... though it's not his fault, so then feel guilty for that

May 18, 2019 - 03:28

Sorry, Romy... it says Roy in my message

May 18, 2019 - 03:28

Sorry, Romy... it says Roy in my message

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