I am starting this discussion because I would like to know first off are you dealing with a special needs person in your life and how are they coping with the cancer. I have a 27 year old daughter who has special needs but is not mentally challenged other than immaturity, she is a non verbal communicator. I do not even know what that is like, imagine not being able to speak so that you were understood. My wife and I freak people out all the time because we know what the garbled speech and grunts and other sounds mean. However I am not sure how she is dealing with this, we have assured her daddy is not dying but is very sick and needs to go to the hospital for treatments to make him better. When we went for my mapping scan the other day we took her with us. We wanted to make sure she would understand where daddy was and that he was OK once the treatments start and I am away for the week days for seven weeks. We brought her in to the hospice and showed her where I would be staying and what I would be doing and I hope this will quell the anxiety I know she must have. Yesterday was Lets Talk Day and is all about talking to someone about your problems but what if you can not talk and to have others understand is a very troublesome process.
So are there any other members dealing with this and how are you coping with it. Cheers