Our expert says:
I understand. A very good friend is currently going through similar anxieties ss her fiancee is undergoing major chest surgery. Remember that though it's very understandable that you feel anxious, its necessary for you to limit the degree to which you focus on your own anxieties, to be more available for him, as his anxieties will be even more direct and unpleasant. When you're feeling reasonably calm, arrange to speak with his doctors, with his permission, to be sure you understand the situation, the likely outcome of the surgery, and what support and assistance he will need, so you can be most useful for his sake.
Often the uncertainty is the very worst part of the anxiety, and the more the situation becomes clear, even if not entirely favourably, the easier it becomes to cope with it.
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