Paula shares advice for women who have lost a loved one.
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Advice for Women Who Have Lost A Loved One You know, they say there is a lot of stages of grief and you have to work through them. First there is anger, maybe denial comes first, it’s hard. I mean it’s a very personal thing. I had done an interview with somebody from ASU before my daughter passed away. She wanted to know how, they were doing a survey on how you cope with ovarian cancer as opposed to how you cope with breast cancer. And I don’t know that I really could help her very much because everybody copes differently and after a while you become acclimated to what is, I mean when I was first told that that’s probably what I have. I mean we sat and cried and we went through whatever we had to do, we had the surgery, the chemo, the whole thing, and I think being human you kind of accept what is in a certain way. You become acclimated to what you are living with, it doesn’t make it easier but I think it allows you to go on with your everyday life and like I said I have been in private counseling now for over three years or whatever. My grandchildren are going to a support group plus private counseling and we had to take them for an orientation once because my son couldn’t get there. And you sit in this circle and everybody is there because they have lost somebody and they go around and they tell their story and I just sat there and cried the whole time. And I know that I can’t, you know people say well do you go to a support group and I say no, I can’t do that. That’s just again a very personal thing.
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