My husbands bipolar has been really bad for the last 6 months, resulting in him having to give up work. We've been getting on with it as best we can with help from his mum, but we've had some bad news.
My MIL has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She can't quite take it in, and it's been a real shock to us all. Initially she didn't want to tell my husband, as he's barely coping with day to day life, but he knew something was going on and it was making him paranoid it was about him so we told him at the weekend.
She's so worried about not being able to help us anymore, which she shouldn't have to worry about with everything that she's going to go through.
I'm trying to stay strong for my husband and his family, but I'm so scared. I just about cope at the moment with help, so without that help and being there for my MIL, I don't know what I'm going to do.
She's been a big support to me, and I really want to do the best I can for her, I just feel a bit overwhelmed and scared at the moment.
I'll pull myself together shortly, I just need to write this down to stop it all racing round my head!