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Coping with Death of A Loved One

At some point we all will face the loss of a loved one. It could be a child, a spouse or parent.

What tips/thoughts would you offer those who face this challenge as they personally deal with the reality of a blood-cancer diagnosis and /or on-going treatment.

  1. I wish I had something to offer. It's something I fear.


    I have no idea what I would do.
    I would probably quit treatment and go fishing.


    I don't know how I would get through the services.

    1. I did get through the services. How??? I have no idea. That said I suspect that deep down we all have a built in coping system that kicks in over time. Funny you mention fishing it is exactly what i am off to do for a few days

      1. Well back from that fishing trip on the Mississippi River and well say we hit our limit of fish in the first 45 minutes - was able to replace the smaller ones in the live well over the course of the day - - Totally relaxing and good fun for both my Son and I

        1. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time Dennis 😀

      2. Katelynn Bauer Thank you ... We had a good time and the value of getting away can not be understated. Now that I am back in CT I am doing yard work and more to keep the body/mind team active and engaged.


        I am convinced that deep down in the human psyche there is an emotional blow out valve that allows us to get over death of a loved one. In many ways I also believe that battling blood cancer in a strange way has also given me some emotional strength as I adjust to this new way of living live.

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