Secondary bone cancer from Prostate cancer

Hi everyone, I have back pain and weakness.  It's not been long since my diagnosis but I'm finding it hard to keep the garden tidy.  I live on my own and I'm wondering how I'm going to cope , especially as my family are 200 plus miles away and can't just pop round to help me.  I haven't yet had a treatment plan and I don't know what the future holds for me.  All I know is that from the moment I found out what I had, I lost my future - I can't think about tomorrow anymore.  Can anyone who's further down the treatment route than me give me any idea of what lies ahead ? If I could just stop the pain in my back, I'd feel more secure. Thanks, Colin

  • Welcome to Cancer Chat, Colin.

    I'm sorry to hear that you're facing these challenges right now. It’s understandable to feel overwhelmed, especially when dealing with pain and the uncertainties of a new diagnosis. Taking care of a garden can be a lot to manage even on the best of days, and it's tough when you're on your own and far from family.

    Hopefully, others who have had similar experiences will come along shortly to offer advice. That being said, if you feel like asking some questions to our team of nurses, they'd be happy to talk things over with you Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m on this freephone 0808 800 4040.

    Focusing on small, manageable steps each day can also make things feel a bit less daunting. And remember, it’s okay to ask for help when you need it.

    All the best,

    Renata, Cancer Chat Moderator