brain cancer, with his daughter
At the time of my diagnosis, I'd been married to my high school sweetheart for nine years. We had a daughter who was about to turn four. In my head, I thought by not talking to my wife about cancer, I was protecting her. My wife filed for divorce shortly after my brain surgery. Sometimes I worry that the way I handled my emotions and ideas about dying, cancer and finances pushed someone I love away.
The LIVESTRONG Cancer and Relationships class gave me some perspective. LIVESTRONG connected me with other people who understand what I'm going through.