Having Difficult Conversations
How do you tell friends, family, co-workers, and others you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor? While difficult, sharing this news is important to your care.
Every conversation will vary depending on the relationship and what you are comfortable with sharing.
- When speaking with young children, it may help to use a stuffed animal or doll.
- Share as much information as you feel each person can deal with.
- Allow people to ask questions, but answer with what you are comfortable sharing.
There are some conversations that while difficult are important to have prior to treatment and both you and your caregiver should be a part of them from the beginning.