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    My dad was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I feel so lost, like I have nothing to hold on. I want to talk to people but I’m worried the second I say it out loud that I’ll lose it. How did you guys feel when your parents were diagnosed? What did you do to get through this?

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    Hey, I just wanted to say hang in there. I know I’m not in your exact situation and I can’t understand exactly how you feel but if it means anything at all, time makes it easier. At least when I first found out, I felt numb. I knew I should be crying but I just sat there thinking about the word cancer. A few days later, I finally broke down and lost it. It sucked to cry that hard but it did help me feel a little better.

    Talking to my best friend has helped me feel less alone. Also, going to the gym! I realized its really important for me to keep taking care of myself. Of course, some days I just can’t help but feel sad/angry/bitter/confused/anxious etc.etc. but I do my best to keep moving forward, focus on my school work, take time for myself, and honestly let myself cry.

    Please keep us posted and don’t hesitate to post a new thread! I hope this helps a little!

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    I’m so sorry you and your family have to go through this. I’m in the middle of it too and it just sucks. I wish I knew a better word but “sucks” seems to work best. When I found out I felt like I got hit in the gut. I shed a few tears and just hugged my dad.

    So far I’ve found that sports has really helped me. I play football and it helps me get out my anger and gives me something to focus on. I can use the training to help me distract myself. Best of luck to you

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    It was the worst feeling in the world and I immediately burst into hysterics. It really did feel like my whole world turned upside down and like yesterday was a lifetime ago. I spent a lot of time cooking and baking (my favorite hobbies), reading, and talking to friends. I tried to stay focused on my school and activities. Most importantly, I enjoyed each and every moment I could with my mom. This is the worst but you are stronger than you think

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