It was harder on my husband

Many of my own family have died of cancer, so it was not frightening to me and not shocking. I think it was much, much harder on my husband who has always felt that he would disappear and I would be left to pick up all the pieces. And suddenly he had to face the fact that maybe that wasn't going to be the way it was. So, it was mostly getting the kids to cheer him along, I think as much as anything. If you've been through a lot of hospitalization or children's illnesses as we have, then this is a piece of cake compared to those kinds of things.

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