(To read my cancer story from the beginning start here – April / May 2018 – You Have Cancer)
Telling Your Family You Have Cancer
If you have read my previous posts you will know I stated off with a mild toothache and after being seen by my dentist, Coventry hospital, Warwick hospital and then back to Coventry it was confirmed I had cancer of the jaw and need an urgent operation.
The thing is I had been telling my family the problem was just an impacted wisdom tooth but now was the time I had to tell them I had cancer
I had already told my mother and father in law but now it was time to tell my daughter and wife.
Telling my Daughter I had Cancer
I had arranged with my father in law that I would take my daughter round to his house so I could tell her 1st rather than telling my wife and daughter together.
He left us alone, I stood my daughter up and told her I had some bad news, we hugged as I told her I was having to go in to hospital shortly for an operation on my jaw as I had cancer.
She broke down in tears as I told her I would hopefully be OK but it was going to be a long course of treatment
We hugged more and she asked, Does mummy know?
She didn’t as I knew my daughter was stronger than my wife and would support her when I told her mother, she then asked, When are you going to tell her?
Now, was my reply, we hugged again, finished the tea that grandad had bought in then got in the car to go home and tell my wife I had cancer.
Telling my Wife I had Cancer
We found my wife in the kitchen and I said I have something to tell you, she looked at me, looked at my daughter and immediately knew, just over 12 months previously her mother had died of pancreatic cancer and she still wasn’t over it.
The 3 of us hugged and I said it’s not as bad as pancreatic cancer and the fact it was operable was a good sign, I told her what I knew, told her I was going in to hospital later that week to have a tube fitted and would be having an operation within a week after that,
My son was in the other room, I thought he was too young to know too much so we didn’t really say anything to him
Story continues here – Having a Feeding Tube Fitted
Recent Posts (start reading my cancer story from the bottom post)
- 3 Years After Operation for Jaw Cancer
- 3 Years After Being Told I had Jaw Cancer
- Still Wobbling On
- 2 Years on from Hearing I Had Cancer
- Early 2020
- The Last Months of 2019
- The Summer of 2019
- Be Careful with the Suntan Lotion
- Getting Ill When Recovering from Cancer
- How Stupid is the Tax Credit System Cancer Sufferers
- 12 Months on From Being Told I Have Cancer – A Brief Summary
- Can a 16 Plus Stone Man Become Anorexic
- Cancer Free and no more PEG
- Lymphatic treatment and having my PEG out
- Beginning My Return to Normality (Almost)
- Will I be Home for Christmas 2018
- Swelling, Lumps and Puffiness The Cancer is Back
- No More Radiotherapy
- Last Couple of Weeks of Radiotherapy
- The Bad Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Weeks and Back in Hospital
- Early Stages of Radiotherapy
- Radiotherapy – What’s all the fuss about?
- My 1st Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Sessions
- Back at home, the calm before the storm
- Having a Radiotherapy Mask Made
- Drips, overnight feeds and blood transfusions
- Back in Hospital
- 2 days at home then a near trip in the Air Ambulance
- Removing the elastics and going home
- Stitches out, Temperatures and Infections
- Time to try solid foods
- It’s Not Me You Want to Thank
- 3rd operation of the week
- The Infections and that Damned Heat
- Back on the Ward
- I Never Liked Lifts
- My 2nd Operation in a Week
- My 1st night after my operation
- The Day of the Operation
- My 1st Night in Hospital
- Pre Op Arrangements
- Having a Feeding Tube Fitted – Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Telling Your Family You Have Cancer
- Coventry Warwick Coventry
- April / May 2018 – You Have Cancer