Husband is struggling, how can I be of better help?

/static/themes-v3/default/images/default/home/bg-generic.jpg?1516194360

Patients Lung cancer

5 replies

38 views

Topic of the discussion


Posted on

Hi everyone,

My husband is struggling with this and he was depressed, but now it almost seems like as if he is giving up. I am looking for any other people's help who are also taking care of someone with cancer or anyone with cancer who can lend some insight on how I can help him more ... I do not want him to feel inadequate or depressed. I am here for him.

Beginning of the discussion - 7/18/19

Husband is struggling, how can I be of better help?

Posted on

Lori49,

Is your husband doing treatments or is he done?

Husband is struggling, how can I be of better help?

Posted on

@lori49‍ Did you know you can always use the Search tool to find members? You can click here to access this tool, but it is always available by hovering over the SHARE link and clicking "Search for friends."

Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Husband is struggling, how can I be of better help?

Posted on

@Tamlisa‍ sorry for not responding immediately. He is done now. However, he is still struggling - he still seems defeated. Even though the doctor says the cancer has been removed. Seems like he is still fearful of it coming back.

Husband is struggling, how can I be of better help?

Posted on

Lori49, I understand what he is going through.  April 25th I will be cancer free for 2 years but in the back of my mind I have that fear that it will come back.  I don’t think that will ever go away.  I just live my life.  I pay more attention to my body now and I have my oncologist and my pcp that I see every 3 months which does help but it’s still in the back of my mind.  Has your husband talked to someone? That may help.  

Husband is struggling, how can I be of better help?

Posted on

I agree that the fear never goes away. The best you can do is to listen and be there for him