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Man Says He Is Tired Of Taking Care Of His Wife With Stage 4 Cancer, Leaves Her In Hospital
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Man Says He Is Tired Of Taking Care Of His Wife With Stage 4 Cancer, Leaves Her In Hospital

The man had heard that the hospital would move a patient to a care facility if no one shows up to pick them up and hence decided not to.

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on March 28, 2021. It has since been updated.

Looking after a sick spouse can be difficult, especially if they are going through something so terrifying as cancer. Abandoning them however is never an option. This man took to Reddit to ask other users if he was an a****le for not picking up his wife from the hospital as he was tired of her responsibility. His rationale was that the hospital would shift her into a care home if no one came to pick her up. 

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The man writes, "my wife now has stage 4 colon cancer. For the past year and a half, I have had to work and then come home and do the majority of the household chores and I was also treated as the nurse. We have two sons (18M, 16M) and a daughter (15F) that help out, but it became expected of me to be their go-to parent on everything. A year ago, my wife pretty much stopped being able to do anything for herself. She's exceptionally rude to me, and pretty much screams and cries hysterically all the time, and sometimes mutters on about people who haven't been in our lives for some time. She also blames me for not being " kind" to her when I am putting my entire life on hold when I'm at home and I felt like I didn't even have an identity anymore." 

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