Glioblastoma

  • Posts: 3
    Edited by: Joli - 31/05/2018 19:40

    Hi, my hubby has been diagnosed with a glioblastoma in January. It has come as a total shock as he was a hands on active man. He is a shadow of his former self & although I try to be upbeat & positive as far as possible, it is a struggle. Would be nice to talk to someone else with similar problems.

  • Posts: 218
    01/06/2018  16:29

    Hi Joli

     

    I’m sorry to read about your husband’s illness, and to hear about the impact and affect this is having on you both.

     

    It’s understandable that this news has come as a total shock and whilst everyone responds in their own way, most people tell us that they experience feelings of shock and disbelief. We feature some information about coping with your own feelings on our website which you may find useful to read here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/being-there/helping-someone-cope/dealing-with-feelings  

     

    Talking to others that find themselves in a similar situation can be both a helpful and comforting experience, so we’re glad to see that you’re reaching out on our forum for support. Whilst we hope that others on our online community will engage with you and talk about their own experience, there are further options that you may choose to consider in the meantime to get additional support too.

     

    On our Marie Curie Support Line, we’re here for anyone that has been affected by a terminal illness. If you need to talk we are available to offer a listening ear and you can reach us by calling Freephone 0800 090 2309 or you can chat to us through our live web chat function here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line

     

    You may also already be aware of The Brain Tumour Charity. This charity offers a range of support services such as support groups across the country. To find out further information about them and the services they offer, you can visit their website here: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-support/

     

    If you would like to discuss any of this further, or if you or your husband just need to talk about you’re feeling then please do not hesitate to get back in touch with us. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and on a Saturday 11am to 5pm.

     

    Take care,

     

    Sam

     

    Marie Curie Support Line Team


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