“He’s not only my husband, but an incredible father too. A few weeks before our first daughter’s wedding, he felt something was off but didn’t tell us. He went to the doctor alone, where they did a couple of tests and eventually diagnosed him with cancer. He only told me a couple of days after the wedding. He didn’t want to ruin our daughter’s big day.
I was shocked. We’re married 37 years, and I’ve no idea how he hid it so that none of us realised anything. I was angry and upset, but at the bottom of my heart, I was really proud of how brave he was. Straight after, he stopped working and started the treatment. We’re just over the first major operation and it went very well. Only one more to go, and then we can forget about all this and start planning our second daughter’s wedding.”