Living with Brain Tumor or Serious Illness and Relationships
I have been participating in Headway in the UK, but I am now glad to find a support group in the U.S.
My treatment began with a diagnosis and resection 30 days later in 2014. The signal something was wrong was trigeminal neuralgia on the right side of my face. I was incorrectly diagnosed as having an Acoustic Neuroma, but after surgery I was told they aren't sure what kind of tumor I have because so many nerves/brain stem were consumed. Long story short, lots of additional surgeries, disability benefits that took 2 years and 11 months, and three bad falls resulting in more surgeries, my problem today is my 33-year once-happy marriage is in tatters after all of this.
I am on disability and my husband gets SS, but our savings are gone because of my medical expenses.
I noted Headway has a Brain Tumor and Relationship Support program that was spot-on, but it's not available to those outside the U.K.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.