I'm typically am a very emotional person. I react instantly to sadness by crying. It's something I've done all my life. And I had my share of sadness and more over the years. I hadn't recovered from a painful divorce 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer so now I have even more to reason to burst into tears. I do feel a release when I cry. I feel better after. I don't feel the need to avoid crying when talking to friends or healthcare providers regarding my condition. Crying and talking are the only ways I know in coping with my emotional pain.