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i did not take up the cervical smear test, and now I have terminal

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i did not take up the cervical smear test, and now I have terminal cancer. I am leaving children and grandchildren. How do I cope?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
This is Dr. David

I am sorry you have terminal cervical cancer.

have you talked to hospice nurses about your situation?

are you having a hard time coping with your diagnosis and prognosis?

have you spoken to a grief counselor?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

hospice nurses - not yet.


 


It feels unreal


 


No


 


 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

What is your help/advice?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
I know this can be very unreal and unbelievable.

when were you told the news of your terminal cancer?

do you have an appointment with a hospice nurse or team member?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

3 weeks ago


 


yes

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
I see.

3 weeks ago.

I'm glad you have an appointment with the hospice nurses coming up.

are you in pain anywhere?

do you have any symptoms from your metastatic cervical cancer?

do you have any specific questions for me?

are you feeling depressed? have you talked with your doctors regarding use of an anti-depression pill?

would you be wililng to take an anti-depression pill?

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