Chapter 1: What am I feeling?

Introduction

I've been there
Bonnie talks about losses that began when her husband was diagnosed with advanced cancer.(3:22)Video transcript

How do I feel, you ask? How much time do you have?

We each cope differently with an approaching death. When someone has a serious illness, we often start grieving while he or she is still alive.

There are many ways to react. There is no single normal way to cope with death.

On the next page, you will find some common ways that people react to serious illness and death. You may recognize some of these reactions in yourself or in your family and friends.