Jul 02, 2009 - 4:39 am
My partner of 6 years found a lump in April '09 and was diagnosed with IDC in June. She will have a bilateral in OCT and will start chemo in a few weeks. Are there any other caregiver partners out there who are struggling w/ becoming a caregiver and have dealt w/ the changing emotions that come about when life changes like this? Cancer is such an uninvited guest...neither of us planned for this (who does?)
This is her second cancer. 12 yrs ago she was diagnosed w/ NHL but had a full recovery...but there was always this threat in very back...and now here it is.
What is normal now? Everything seems so business-like w/dr appts, consults, planning, insurnace, juggling 3 kids while I am taking over the bulk of the repsonsibilities now...so i am as tired as she is.
I hate the growing lump in her breast.
Any experience, wisdom, thoughts would be helpful.....