A couple of months ago I was introduced to Todd Outcalt. Todd is a co-survivor; his wife Becky is an 11 year survivor of breast cancer. Because of their experience with the disease, Todd wrote a helpful book for husbands of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer based on information he learned while they went through treatment. When I learned about the book, I was touched and happy that Todd chose to add his voice to the conversation about breast cancer.
The other day I received a frantic note on chat from a male friend. My friend’s girlfriend was recently diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and he’s been trying really hard to be a supportive caregiver. When he first told me of her diagnosis a few months ago, my heart sank. For her and for him. I was sad for her.