Caring for someone recovering from surgery for a brain tumour
My partner has recently had surgery for a brain tumour and we're waiting for the biopsy results.
The consultant has said he's 90-95% sure that the tumour is malignant.
Since my partner came home from hospital, I have noticed changes in his personality and attention span, ability to find words etc. He is in good form in general, but at times he fixates on certain things such as trying to sort out his affairs, or the fact that he was told he probably won't be able to work again. He can get very anxious, which is understandable.
Does anyone have any advice on how to respond to these situations?
Also, I work from home and had only been a month in the job when he got the diagnosis.
My instinct is telling me that I should take time off to care for my partner asap. We'll be facing into radiotherapy and chemo after Christmas and in the meantime I want to be there for him. I could potentially work part time until Christmas but to be honest, I don't think I can focus on work at all at the moment.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.