Maggie's

See what's happening in the Community

You are not logged in.   Log In

Meet the team

As well as sharing experiences with our friendly online community, registered members are able to contact our experienced online team. The Centre is staffed during office hours and the online team aim to reply within 24 hours.

Psychologists and experts from other Maggie's Centres and partner organisations also facilitate some group and individual sessions.

Picture of Topic  'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions

Topic

Topic 'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions

Share how you are feeling and swap tips for managing stress with other members and the online team

  • 186 conversations

Afraid

Started by Anonymous on 02 July 2017 at 15:15

My wife has no longer treatable Lukemia.  She is at home with me (her husband) as her carer.   She is still recieving care to "keep her going" so to speak.   Can't think about future.

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 comments

  • Picture of SusieQ
    From SusieQ  
    03 July 2017 at 09:44
    Edited on: 03 July 2017 at 16:32

    Hello,

    It can feel a daunting time for a carer, when the person you love changes from curative  treatment to supportive care. By supportive care, I'm thinking of blood and/or platelet transfusions, antibiotics, and good symptom control to keep your wife as well as possible, for as long as possible...

    The emotional impact sounds tough - the future may feel scary, and challenging...with lots of unknowns, and wondering how you might cope. I'm hoping you have access to good support for you? As your wife's life partner and carer, you're very important in what is going on - and sometimes it's tempting to put your own needs last...

    I'm going to message you personally, so we can talk through things on a one to one basis, but I hope any fellow carers reading this, facing the worries and sadness about the potential loss that lies ahead...and how they cope...

    Warm wishes

    Sue


Displaying 1 comments


Registered Office: Maggie's, The Stables, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU   Registered Charity Number: SC024414
The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee   Company Number: SC162451