Sep 08, 2012 - 5:29 pm
I haven't kissed my husband passionately since he had the first surgery to remove what we were told would be a bronchial cleft cyst on July 26. I really miss his physicality in our relationship. I forgot today and hugged him and was going to give him a peck on the cheek and then he stiffened up and grimaced in pain. I didn't mean to hurt him but it did. He hasn't even started the hard part of this process. We go on Thursday to remove the base of the tongue cancer. Wait a few weeks and then chemo and radiation concurrently. How do the caregivers deal with the inability to be physically close with their spouses during this time. I love him so much and wouldn't want to hurt him for anything, but I miss snuggling with him.