My DH was recently diagnosed with cancer. Yes, I am freaking out... BUT-- we have 5 weeks to go before the surgery and the waiting is making me truly lose my marbles. There are numerous tests scheduled between now and surgery... We are focusing on upping his immune system as much as possible, sensible exercise, stress reduction (Ha!) and preparing. We are at the point where we are extremely well educated on the condition, prognosis, side effects, etc.... At this point, additional "research" leaves me stressed and worried about things beyond my control.
Besides your prayers and good vibes, I am looking for some suggestions for making home use post op supplies-- like waterproof bed pads, incontinence pads (for a male), etc.. This is likely to be a long haul for him, and I want things to be like home, not like a hospital/nursing home. He will be using a catheter for a few weeks, and incontinence is going to be an issue (to some degree) for a while. I want to make some discreet, comfortable, washable pads for the beds, chairs, etc... and perhaps some inserts for catching minor leaks. Any ideas?
We are a CD/cloth menstrual supply family, so I have some of the basic supplies kicking around. I just cringe at the thought of all that plasticy, hospital supply stuff. I know we will use this in stuff in the immediate aftermath, but I want to have things as normalized as possible, as soon as it makes sense. Sewing, crafting, knitting all keep me sane and boy could I use some sanity just now.
My DH is 45, in great shape, healthy (well, was seemingly), and active. We have an awesome sex life and we are eachother's best, best friends. This really sucks you guys...
BTW--I am a regular MDC user, but I changed up my user name, etc... for some privacy. I know too many people IRL and we aren't quite ready to go public with this crappy news yet. Our kiddos don't even know.