Chapter 1: Exploring feelings while living with a serious diagnosis


What was going to happen to my husband? What was going to happen to me and the kids? I was so scared.

The diagnosis of a life-limiting illness creates a variety of thoughts and feelings for the person who is ill and their friends and family members. It is normal and natural for the person and their family to fear both what the diagnosis means and what they might expect as their disease advances. Many questions arise at the time of diagnosis. This is a common and normal reaction to a life-changing event. Click the arrows to view some common questions.