Hi from a newbie, I was told today that my leukaemia has returned and I have 6-12 months to live. I feel completely numb, I have 2 very young children and a loving husband and I just can't leave them. Just don't know what to do or where to turn.
I am so sorry to read your news. I know the first few weeks and months after being given a terminal diagnosis can be completely overwhelming. Everybody responds in their own way but lots of people speak about the emotional rollercoaster journey they go on. It’s also normal to feel numb while you digest the devastating news you have been given. You can find information here specifically written for people in your situation. Your husband will also be able to find information on our website to help him cope with his own feelings.
If you feel you would like to talk to somebody about how you’re feeling and how to cope, you can contact us on the Marie Curie Support Line – 0800 090 2309. Our team are here to support you and your family through the journey ahead.
I hope i am of some help i have recently lost my buitiful wife to cancer at 49 we were told she had six months to liv only to be told 4 weeks later she had only 3 to 4 weeks after comeing to terms with the 6 mths i mean my wife and i said we had no choice but to make the most of our time together we had planed xmas etc only to find she would not make it and even after our terible news my wife found the strength to talk about all the things she wanted of me and our two boys she told me she loved me every day and said she had a wonderful life and would nt change a thing / this at least has give me a small comfort / i miss my wife terribly and glad we were told shasbo