I'm in for surgery on 20th September so your wife is definitely not alone - this forum is full of wonderfully supportive people. Tell her to come alone and join us!
I'm having a lumpectomy on 25th - so if your wife jins this forum there will be someone at the same point in treatment as her. It's lovely that you have come here to support her - and make sure you get your space to talk too.
Hugs to you both. I have been on my cancer journey for just over 4 weeks now and this forum has been invaluable in providing a soundboard and in enabling me to connect with women in a similar position to me. Also hugely supportive and inspiring to hear from the people who have been through it and come out th other end. xx
Thanks sue c, yes just getting my own head around it is bad enough. Hopefully my wife will join the forum have told her it's a great site with lots of lovely people to talk to. xx
Keep strong everyone
Thank you for your reply, yep my head is all over atm god knows what Maggie's ( my wife) head is like. I'll stay strong and give her all the love and support she needs. Goes for her lumpectamy on 23 aug so building up for that now.
Keep strong everyone 🙂
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Getting the results always feels devastating. It seems to take a while to get your head round it all. Once you get the treatment plan in place though it will start to feel better.
Maybe your wife would like to join the forum. There are lots of threads on here where she can talk to other ladies going through the same treatment. We try to advise and support as much as possible.
Sending you both a hug xx
You will both find plenty of support here, speaking from experience, having a supportive partner is so important for your state of mind. My OH is a soppy fella and I worry about him as much as he worries about me, but we support each other and it has brought us even closer. Good luck with treatment, sounds like an early diagnosis so hopefully her outcome will be good.
what a horrible shock for you both, especially as she has had other health problems previously. It will take a while to learn the new "language" of Breast Cancer - (well, took me a while even with the help of the booklets they give you.) Be aware that breast cancer is one of the most treatable of cancers and folk on this site are proof of that. Use this site or Macmillan for info, but don't Google generally as a lot of stuff out there is out of date and inaccurate. It sounds like you are a lovely supportive husband and this will make all the difference to her in the weeks and months to come. Take it a day at a time, and when she has her treatment plan it will all start to make a bit more sense and you will both feel a bit more in control. I imagine right now your heads are in that place where everything feels a bit surreal and your brains turn to mush. Take it easy and use this site. All the very best to you both. x