Nov 10, 2012 - 4:18 pm
I started out on the prostate discussion board because my husband was diagnosed with advanced aggressive prostate cancer in January of this year. He had 40 radiation treatments and has been on hormone therapy for 8 months.
He is such a proud strong man, it's killing me to see him going through this. He's the one everyone always leans on and now he's in such trouble. I don't want him to have pain and I understand from the web (which I'm beginning to hate) that both lung and bone cancer are very painful.
I have a positive attitude and am very hopeful but would appreciate any advice from anyone out there that can tell me how to best support him. He is very quiet, not demonstrative, doesn't cry, is very proud and strong and nternalizes everything and mostly keeps saying he doesn't want anyone to feel sorry for him. I'm helpless to know how to help him.
Thanks for listening. I hate that I'm on a discussion board like this, but very grateful that it exists, otherwise I think I'd be more overwhelmed than I already feel.