Sometimes you will feel frustrated and overwhelmed, but you need to take care of yourself. You can’t afford to burnout.
Keep up with your hobbies or try new ones. Keep good company, read inspiring stories, exercise. Keep positive. Make jokes you can laugh at or else you’ll go crazy.
Find a therapist who has experience in working with cancer patients. As your loved ones go back to life as normal after active treatments are complete, you and your wife will have to figure out settling into your “new normal.” Therapists can be helpful during this transition.
One last thing to keep your sanity is to get out with your friends. Just you and the guys. Or just you and your mentor. Try to schedule it so your wife doesn’t stay home alone. Aim for her to do a girls night and for you to do a guys night. This will be a nice way for you both to recharge your batteries and get out of cancerland for some time.
Be strong over the next few months. It is very challenging and you might not see it now, but it does get easier.
Thank you for being such an important part of her life and for taking up the cause to support her. If you have any questions or just want to talk, I’m available for you.
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