My husband went to his first radiation treatment for prostate cancer (he is only 44 yrs old).
He was diagnosed in Nov 2007, had his prostate removed on Feb 13th 2008 and now his PSA lvl moved back up to where he has to do radiation for the next 7 weeks.
I was so hopefull and strong when he was first diagnosed, but it seems that I'm loosing my faith/hope.
He doesn't really want to talk about his cancer - he has always been very untouchable when it comes to personal issues - getting info out of him has always been like pulling teeth.
I'm on the other hand, like to talk about what goes on in my head and heart. Where will I find the strenght to support him? He has not even told his kids that he has to go for treatment - they did know that he had cancer, but they believe he is all better now. Besides me, his one sister, she lives in another state, knows that he is going for treatment. His other siblings have not been told yet. I know I'm not going to say anything to his familie, but i did tell my Dad (he was just diagnosed with the same cancer in May this year and had his surgery in Aug) and I also talked to my girlfriends.
I'm not even sure, if and what kind of help I will need. But just typing this, makes me wanna cry.
How are other wife's dealing with this? What can I do, to make him open up more and help him thru this difficult time that we have coming up?