How did my husband deal with his cancer?
For eight of the 11 days he was in the hospital after surgical removal of the tumor on the back of his tongue, my husband was unable to speak because of a tracheotomy. He struggled to communicate by writing with a shaky hand on a dry erase board.
Can a spouse or partner feel scared by cancer?
Your spouse or partner may feel just as scared by your cancer as you do. You both may feel anxious, helpless, or afraid. You may even find it hard to be taken care of by someone you love. Some relationships get stronger during cancer treatment.
How did my husband David die from cancer?
His answer was “No. Think of the alternative.” David didn’t live to see his 61st birthday. He died unexpectedly from heart failure the day before, just a few months after he’d celebrated his five-year cancer survival. I don’t mean to trivialize either cancer or the caregiving experience.
What happens when your spouse is diagnosed with cancer?
Anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis holds an indelible memory of the moment the words “You have cancer” were uttered. Their life changed in that instant. My spouse’s diagnosis made me realize just how much I loved him.
When did I find out my husband had cancer?
My husband was diagnosed with cancer in March last year and in September we were told it was incurable. He’s had two courses of chemotherapy which haven’t worked. He’s just come home from hospital after 10 days after developing blood clots on his lungs and an infection.
What was the chances of my husband dying from cancer?
While my husband David did not die from his cancer, his diagnosis did introduce the stark reality of what could happen. Statistically speaking, my 55-year-old husband had a 50-50 chance of dying from his Stage IV oral cancer. That sobering statistic put everyday annoyances in perspective.
How to support a spouse who has cancer?
Get both your and your spouse’s families involved, as appropriate. Family is whatever you and your spouse define it to be. Choose people whom you trust. Neither you nor your spouse need to go through this alone.  Try to give people something they can do even if it is something simple like bringing food to share when they come to visit.
How is coping with my husband who has terminal cancer?
Really sorry to hear that – I’m at the other end of that journey – my wife died after 3 years of cancer back in October. I don’t know your position – how long you think you have with your husband, whether he is having treatment, how capable he is etc. but yes it is scary (even more so for him I’d say!) but it doesn’t have to be lonely.