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Anxiety is one of the most common emotional responses to illness, and it’s a natural reaction. Questions like ‘How will I cope?’, ‘What’s going to happen?’, ‘Will I get better?’ and ‘Will the treatment work?’ may go through your mind.
You may have a lack of appetite for many reasons. It may be caused by your illness, medicine or treatment, or it may be due to other symptoms such as pain, fatigue, constipation, sore mouth (please speak to your doctor or nurse if you have a sore mouth.
You will need to telephone a funeral director soon after your loved one's death, usually on the day or the day after it occurs. There may already be a pre-paid funeral plan in place which will tell you who the funeral director is going to be. They will make an appointment with you where your wishes will be discussed and all the arrangements for the funeral and burial or cremation can be made.
Bereavement is a major event that can turn your world upside down and it can hit you in ways that you may not be prepared for.