Hi this is my first post.

My husband had a 5 hour operation in May and is due to start chemo in the next few weeks. His cancer was advanced. He had 50% of his pancreas removed,  his spleen  was also removed as the tumour had attached itself to it. Then when the surgeon opened him up he had to remove some of his stomach, his adrenal glands and 4 of the 14 lymph glands that he removed were also cancerous. What a roller coaster of emotions its been for us and our 2 young children.

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community which I hope you'll find is both an informative and supportive place to be.

    You're right that when someone in the family has a cancer diagnosis everyone's emotions are all over the place. 

    As you know, the online community is divided up into different support groups so I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you also join the carers only group which is a safe and supportive place to discuss your emotions with others who have a loved one living with cancer. 

    If this is something that you'd like to do clicking on the link I've created will take you straight there where you can then join and post in the same way as you did here and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.

    It would be great if you could pop something about your husband's diagnosis and treatment so far into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

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