Enjoying married life after caregiving for a spouse with bladder cancer (Ieva’s story)

In this video, Ieva talks about caregiving for her husband who was diagnosed with aggressive bladder cancer about a year ago

Watch as Ieva talks about the changes she and her husband, Malcom, had to make because of his bladder cancer and then, so they could look forward to their life together.

She shares about finding balance as spouses and finding what her husband could help control. She also talks about realizing her anger about the many roles she had to play, planning things to have anticipation, having heartfelt discussions and savouring romance when it’s possible.

Do not keep it a secret. It’s important to be transparent. Your true friends and your true colleagues will understand. It will not scare them away.

Watch the video of Ieva talking about caregiving, and finding balance during and after bladder cancer

The Partnership’s Person-Centred Perspective initiative is committed to improving the patient experience. We are working with partners across Canada to find the best ways to offer a person-centred perspective throughout a person’s cancer journey and to help information flow throughout. The impact of a cancer diagnosis goes far beyond the physical disease. It affects every aspect of a person’s life. The initiative has focused on reporting about the patient experience, and giving health-care providers patient-centred tools and resources, which have been validated and standardized.