Hearing that you may be nearing the end of your life can be very difficult and distressing. You might find it hard to believe what you’re hearing, even if you know your illness is getting worse. You may experience strong and often overwhelming emotions that make it difficult for you to think clearly. You may need some time on your own or with your partner, a relative or a close friend to think about the future.
Some people find it easier to talk to someone outside their family. If you think this would be helpful, you can talk to your doctor or specialist nurse, or you can search for a useful support organisation to contact. They will be able to talk things through with you.