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Sat May 23, 2015, 04:42 AM

How to support someone facing a serious illness


http://www.livewellnebraska.com/health/how-to-support-someone-facing-a-serious-illness/article_201653c8-fff4-11e4-abf2-b779cd8334d9.html

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 1:00 am
By Melissa Haman / livewellnebraska.com

When facing a cancer diagnosis, stress can accumulate quickly. The patient questions the longevity of their life, quality, and they examine their own humanity.

Did I live well? Was I a good person? Does my family and friends know much I love them? These questions are daunting and sometimes slightly morbid.

For me, a breast cancer survivor three times over, the questions are endless. Fortunately I am blessed and lucky enough to have a wonderful support system.

My family and friends have stood by my side as I've fought stage 4 cancer for nearly a decade. Their patience and understanding knows no limits. Without this, I feel I would truly be lost.

FULL story at link.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2015, 05:30 AM

1. Nice piece, OS.

Thanks for sharing.



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Sat May 23, 2015, 07:00 AM

2. beautiful

Thank you so much. I had to check to see if this was my friend's mom. She has been fighting that same fight for just as long.

It gives a great perspective, no matter the disease

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 03:13 AM

3. It helps to hear from someone who has faced these things

This discussion is so important and I thank you for posting it.

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