What advice would you give partners of people with life-changing conditions like brain tumors?
Realize that you aren't the one with the brain tumor, that your part is to be supportive. The person with the health issue has to figure out how to deal with it. Just be supportive but know that you are not in charge.
Friends who have checked in with how you're doing also ask how I'm doing.
Working helps me. It's something I'm really interested in that takes me away from home responsibilities and gives me a different focus. That's always been good for me.
The hardest thing is figuring out how to stay in the present, especially with the second tumor, and not get sunk by wondering what will happen in the future. But I think we've gotten closer going through this.