My husband was told last Tuesday that it was likely he had liver cancer. On Friday we were told it was terminal and had spread and he had a couple of months left. Although he has not been well this has hit very hard. I feel helpless and not sure of how to cope. He sleeps most of the time and eats nothing. When awake he is fully aware and it is just so tragic. He is 59 and I am his sole carer.
He will go into a hospice but I dont know how we know when that time is ready. I'm scared.
We have accepted this in the short time we have had and talk about it. He is strong, I am the weaker one and cry sometimes constantly although not in front of him as it would upset him.
I dont know if it is the speed of diagnosis that has affected me so much or the fact we only have a few months left. I feel I am over doing the caring as he wants to sleep and I am asking if he wants pain relief/drinks/change of clothes etc
How does anyone manage ? I know nothing will change the outcome and he is dying soon but if anyone has gone through this please leave any advice.