Though my dad was diagnosed with cancer, it was a sudden loss. He was diagnosed and died 30 days later. I am really anxious and panicky due to the overwhelming emotion. I am glad I immediately went to his home and got to be there most of the 30 days, but it still seems unreal. I am working with a therapist, but it’s really scary how overwhelmed I feel at times, sometimes it’s so sudden. I have an anxiety disorder already. I am trying to breathe through it and meditate, to just allow it but it really is frightening at times. Thankful I found this site.