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I'm really sorry to hear about your partner, and that no one has seen your post yet. This must be a very worrying time for you, and it must be very hard to feel that you have to be strong for your partner. I hope that you find that it helps to share things here in the Online Community. Please remember that if you ever need support or someone to talk to, you can also call our free Support Line (number below).
Hiya Gay; My partner's diagnosis is quite diferent, but I completely understand your wanting to be strong, etc. My partner was pretty much in denial for the first month, and it drove me bananas not being able to talk about things and sort through feelings and get united against the common evil, as we tend to do. Eventually, I went to the website http://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/default.aspx and ordered some of their pamphlets, both for myself and for my partner. After reading the materials, my partner seemed to open up a lot. Since have some very open and honest conversations, my urge to weep has passed, as I know that through the worst imaginable, my partner is still just that and, although I cannot get the direct sort of care from him I used to do, the emotional stuff is often still intact. However, saying all that, posting troubles and worries here is fine, too. There are many people here to offer support and comeraderie through these difficult times. -- Eve
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