We've had the shocking news this week that my FIL has terminal cancer in the Oesophogus. They also found it in his liver, brain and bones.
He is currently in hospital having had an operation to insert a stent into his oesophogus so he can eat. His consultants are meeting on Wednesday to discuss the way forward but what they have said so far seems the prognosis is not good. We'll know the precise details after they have met on Wednesday.
This has taken us all by surprise. He was getting frailer but he hates going to the doctors and kept putting it down to indigestion. My SIL is sick with Fibromyalgia, my husband is on medication and talking therapy for PTSD.
We have two children, an 18 year old and a 7 year old. My husband works full time and is on a phased return after a mental health relapse. I work part time. My SIL works full time.
I am scared. We were under a lot of pressure as a family before this, we want to do the best by our dad. Would someone have to give up work? I don't think my husband is mentally strong enough. #