Friends and family

Friends, other than people who have cancer, they don't understand. The best thing that you can do is bring food. That was very, very important for me. I love to eat, but I didn't want to cook. And a hug. A hug is real important. My daughter went through the same thing that I went through when my mother was diagnosed. She was supportive but she still wanted to go on with her own life. And really, it comes at a time in your life when it interferes with your own particular life style. So I could understand that. My husband is there for me. He was very knowledgeable on the type of treatment that I chose, but as far as really delving into as much as I did, no, he left that to me. I can understand. Its difficult for a man because he's scared he's going to lose me and he doesn't want that.

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