In 2016 my husband of 50 years had a melanoma removed from his back and we thought that was the end of that. Not so, this metastasised and has spread to the brain, lungs, liver and spleen. The brain being the worst hit. The oncologist has said there is no treatment, palliative care only. The most shocking thing for me is how quickly this has progressed. 4 weeks ago he was talking relative normally and moving around, now he can’t speak and is totally bedridden. I feel like I have already lost my husband but can’t grieve yet. I have been told it won’t be long now and my heart breaks a bit more each day watching him die by inches. Thankfully he still seems to know me and likes to hold my hand. Marie Curie have been wonderful as have St Barnabas who are looking after him at home which is where he wanted to be.