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Alex Trebek's Wife Jean Prepares Herself For Losing A Loved One & Shares Advice On Coping With Grief

Date October 11, 2019 17:08

Alex Trebek announced his diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer earlier in March. He promised his devoted fans that he'd fight this health tragedy head-on. The Jeopardy host didn't disappoint and he was nearly in remission after the first round of chemotherapy.

Turns out, it's his wife of 30-years, Jean Currivan that became his strength. Now, she sharing her wisdom with us.

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During treatment, the gameshow anchor felt depleted both physically and emotionally. He experienced strong bouts of depression in the wake of hopelessness. Alex even started to lose his hair and his sense of taste. His spouse became his rock throughout the dark period.

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Jean's advice

Alex Trebek's tumors had previously shrunk to 50%. But, as he kickstarted the 36th season of his show, he shared bad news. His doctors have recommended him to get more chemo sessions.

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His wife, Jean has prepared herself to cope with uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and sadness. As Survivornet published, she recently lost her dear friend Diane to Cancer. Her death made her compile a list of measures to deal with such kind of painful transition.

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Jean says one should embrace their feelings no matter how bitter. Resisting them takes more energy. Healing can include doing something nice for yourself as well as others. She insists on getting enough sleep, writing a journal and creating a calming ritual.

Lastly, she advises to reach out for help if the pain is too much to handle on your own. Talk to a friend. On a lighter note, you can also watch a comedy movie to bring yourself to ease.

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Her belief

Currivan is a member of the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science. Many believe her faith has a great influence on Alex's treatment approach. She's more practical and thinks of never giving up.

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We wish the couple best of luck. They've both been put to test by cancer. Share this and send your regards to Alex.