My wonderful husband of 29 years was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer yesterday. He is 57 years old and went for checks because he was having trouble swallowing and losing weight rapidly. We thought it was a severe case of acid reflux. It wasn't. We don't have children but are surrounded by wonderful family and friends. I know its early days and we don't know what the future holds but I keep imaging the worst possible scenarios and having panic attacks. I haven't slept for the last few nights as it slowly dawned on my this might be cancer. He is being bloody marvellous - its me who's falling to pieces. Please tell me this is normal and it will calm down. Thanks
Ps. we think we caught it early, we think it's very localised and we know it hasn't spread to other organs yet (he had a CT scan).