Staying strong

Thursday 11 December, 2008 by Darren

A year and a half ago my wife, who is 47 years old, found a lump in her breast and the breast was removed. At that time doctors seemed happy and they informed us that they'd got it all. After that my wife went through chemo and radiotherapy. We started to think things were on the up for us as a family.

Sunday the 7th of December 2008, my wife was really ill so I rang the out of hours doctor and was told I'd get a call back. After 2 hours had passed I was not happy so I rang the hospital and they asked if I could get her there as it sounded like she needed to be in hospital. The following Tuesday she was told that they had found deposits in her bones.

We have a small family consisting of a 13-year-old girl, 11-year-old boy and a little girl aged three. It is not easy being a parent and looking after my wife and the 3 children we have.

I'm at a low point in my life right now, thinking 'Why did this have to happen to us? What have we done wrong?' Also I wondered how am I going to cope?'

After calling the number on this site I talked to a nurse and decided I am going to take one day at a time and make my wonderful soul mates' life the best I possibly can. I love my wife with all my heart - I always have since the day I first laid eyes on her and it's really taking its toll on me seeing her like this. She says she looks ugly but to me she still looks like the lady I fell in love with 14 years ago.

I'm so sorry, I can't type any more. I'm just breaking down and I need to be strong for the children.

Updated: 11 Dec, 2008