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I'm learning pretty quickly that no two days are alike when you have a spouse with MM. Some days Mr. B is almost his normal, happy self. Other days like today, he hardly says a word to me. He talks only when spoken to. I'm never sure if I should try to bring him out of the funk he's in or just leave him alone to work through it. I wish this cancer came with a manual on how a caregiver should respond.
On March 16 we have an appointment with a counselor at the hospital. We had to push to get an appointment but Mr. B was really struggling with all of this and I felt it was important to speak with a professional. I hope it will help Mr. B to cope with his depression. And I'm also hoping that I will also have some one on one time with the counselor because sometimes I don't think I'm coping very well either. How do caregivers not let their partner's mood affect them every day? I have much to learn about being a caregiver. I'm not sure that I am prepared to be on this roller coaster ride.