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Emotional issues

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Feeling alone

Chuffersjay
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Hi all , not sure if it’s just me or if I’m just being silly , I have been diagnosed with cancer for a seecond time in my life , I’m struggling a lot this time round , I have a partner but feel very alone as I ask to talk to her about my diagnosis, treatment and how worried and insecure I feel and she just puts it off , she becomes very cold towards me and unloving which I then struggle with more and makes me panic she doesn’t want me cause I’m poorly. How can I deal with my emotions, it’s affecting me and my appointments and I become very low and unwell 

Inanna
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Hi Chuffersjay

You may be surprised at this but I understand your partner.

I acted this way towards my Mum when she was dying.  Mum and I were very close she was my rock.

I could not believe that my larger than life, outspoken Mum had been replaced by this other person, ill.  I shut off simply because I could not cope.  My sister was brilliant with Mum, all I felt was anger that she had changed.  I honestly did not know how to cope.

May I suggest that you speak to a Macmillan nurse together.  She needs to be supported emotionally as do you.

I do hope that you both find the strength to see this through with the right help and support 

Inanna xx

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