There is no right or wrong way to feel when you hear bad news about your condition. You might feel numb at first, and unable to take in the news, or strangely calm and matter of fact.
As time passes, you may experience a range of emotions.
It’s normal to feel some or all of the following: shock, fear, anger, resentment, denial, helplessness, sadness, frustration, relief and acceptance.
You may also feel isolated and alone, even if you have family and friends around you.
You might not experience all of these feelings, and if you do, they will not necessarily come in any particular order. Whatever you feel, you do not have to go through it alone.