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How to Handle Grief after a Loved One’s Passing

Having a loved one diagnosed and suffering with a terminal illness can be a terrible pill to swallow. Surviving after their passing, and moving on with life can be a difficult road. This page is my story of handling grief, and is intended to help anyone who may be going through a similar situation.

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This is a little background on what happened to me- on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) of 2018 my Mother fell ill (with what she thought was the flu) and went to our family doctor. Due to the nature of the pain and the length of time she was experiencing it he ordered tests. Following multiple tests and scans a spot was found on her stomach. She was hospitalized, and went through more testing. After a month long process of tests and appointments my Mother was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach cancer on March 14th, 2018. After only one month she passed away on April 14th, 2018, two months after falling ill with flu-like symptoms. My family has since then had a crash course in handling life without her.

Here are some things that I found help manage my grief:

Take it one day at a time

Take care of yourself

Seek help


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