meningioma diagnosis, waiting list for appointment. dont know what to say. reading everything and feeling pretty scared but my husband is making everything worse despite my knowing he loves me totally.

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  • Hi Lynnes21

    a warm welcome to the online community. Your message doesn't give me much detail but I'm guessing its yourself who has received the diagnosis? Is that correct?

    Receiving any diagnosis is scary and overwhelming so my first advice would be -- breathe. Try to stay calm. Please also try not to consult Dr Google - that's a very scary place to go! Trust me I've been there.

    I found this link on the MacMillan site that may help Meningioma - Macmillan Cancer Support

    In my situation, it was my husband who received a grade 4 brain tumour diagnosis in early Sept 2020. The following weeks were a whirlwind of emotions as we learned more of the facts of what we were facing as a family. SO many scary words being used. It was a total emotional rollercoaster for us all as a family. However, the emotions are perfectly normal so don't be too harsh on yourself or your husband.

    It’s always good to talk so I'd suggest that you call the Macmillan Support Services on 0808 808 00 00 - most services are open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week Clicking here to see what is available. This service provides lots of cancer information, emotional support, benefit and financial guidance or just a listening ear.

    To find information covering diagnosis, treatments and pages covering most types of cancers check our Online Information and Support Section

    This group has also been a great source of support to me over the past year. There is always someone around to "listen" who "gets it" and who's on hand to offer a virtual hug too.

    I hope this has helped in some small way. Try to remain calm. Try to stay positive. Sending you a huge virtual hug. 

    love n hugs

    Wee Me xx

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm