In this video, Jane talks about her support system and how her friends and family help her in this process.
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“Who makes up your support system?” I feel like my support group really is my family and my coworkers and my best friends who I talked too. One of the regular basis too and I can email. I do a lot of emailing to people and stay in touch and I haven’t really felt the need to work through another group as far as the support. And maybe that’s because I’m in health care and you know I feel like I can get the answers I need when I need them and that’s sort of thing. And so I really do concerning I worked in healthcare. I do have a support group that’s built in. I would encourage though people who don’t have that kind of support and don’t work in health care or have friends who are in health care that the community support groups through the American Cancer Society or through other hospitals and whatever are the great way to go. I mean it is important that you know somebody you can talk too and ask questions that maybe you know you’re not going to get answers too in other, any other than yourself. “What’s with the phone attached to your ear?” Yes, I kept my handy little cell phone near for my four children to call. And my mother those are kind of key people in life who don’t live around here and so their concern—it’s important and I want to keep in touch with them, but the time you talked to five people a day on the phone plus my husband and my step-kids and now my coworkers, you’re kind of talked out for the day. I know my kids call more because yes their concern but they really need that reassurance that I’m okay because that’s the first question, “Are you okay? How are you doing?” Yeah I’m okay.”