There is no life instruction book that comes with a loved one's prostate cancer diagnosis.
As wives and partners, we often “wing it” as we go, taking the ups and downs of the disease in stride.
A big job
Before he passed away from the disease in 2008, prostate cancer advocate Harry Pinchot gave a beautiful speech about how men need to acknowledge all that their wives and partners do for them.
Pinchot talked about how men with prostate cancer expect their wives and partners to:
He also urged men to remember that wives and partners have their own fears and anxieties. In fact, we know from studies that wives and partners experience as much stress as their loved ones.
Pinchot also advised men not to dismiss wives/partners’ concerns because they are just as great.
That got us thinking that there should really be a "Bill of Rights" for wives and partners. So we create one just for you.
Your Bill of Rights:
You may also be interested in visiting our "Stories of Hope" section that contains personal words from other prostate cancer wives and partners to inspire you.
Always consult a medical professional.