Apr 06, 2004 - 12:26 pm
I am a relatively new member to the site and am finding it enormously helpful in dealing with my husband having been diagnosed with stage2/3 rectal cancer in the last month aged just 31. The last month has been an amazing journey with emotions ranging from sheer panic to some kind of acceptance followed by intense sadness that this has had to happen to us and the loss of our former life as we knew it. Some days I feel absolutely despairing and others I can be positive-I know that above all what he needs is for me to be postive whilst he goes through pre op radio and chemo therapy(just started yesterday) but sometimes it is so hard. It is especially difficult as we are expecting our first baby in 6 weeks-I feel that we have been robbed of what should have been such a joyful time and at present i just feel fearful of the baby arriving into such an environment with such an uncertain future.It is so good to hear from others who experience the same emotions and would be very grateful for any tips/pearls of wisdom you may have to help me and my wonderful husband through this.