Family communication helped

My husband, like I said, is a strong part in helping to heal. Being kind, being loving, being who he is. At first I couldn't look my husband in the face. He would ask me a question, I would look everywhere but at him and he just continued to tell me how much he loved me and I just felt that he really did. I told my children. I sat down and tried to explain as much as I could to them. They knew I was in the hospital. They knew I had surgery, but I sent them around and tried to explain to them as much as I can about what really happened.

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