I've just recently accepted the fact that I have no one to talk to about my life. I have a sister in the area and she has been great but she just can't understand the full impact of how my life has changed. She also has a 9 month old and a pretty busy life herself. I tired going to a therapist -- the first was through my job's PAS program so I only got 6 visits. The second just frustrated the hell out of me so I stopped going. To be honest, trying to fit one more appointment into the week and shelling out another co-pay was really more than I could take.
I post on here when I can but I'm finding myself feeling more and more alone. My husband is always leaning on me and we spend countless hours talking about his feelings but to be quite frank, we've only had about 2 conversations in the last year that revolved around my feelings and even then he always manages to turn the conversation back to him with "Imagine how I feel..."
I'm not trying to say that his feelings aren't important, but mine are getting so buried that I'm beginning to feeling like an emotionless robot.
So... who do you talk to?
Wife to Erik, Stage IV Melanoma
Dx 2/2008, Surgery 3/08, Radiation 5/08, Immunotherapy 7/08 - 10/08 & 1/09-3/09, Progression to Stage IV 6/09, Passed away Nov 2, 2009