There are several normal ways people process terrible news. Some people get angry, some people cry and get depressed, some people get drunk so they don’t have to think about it.
Always the rebel I don’t do any other that (at least not at first), I have my own system.
First, I have a small break down where I twitch, laugh like a crazy person, and talk about what’s happening very loudly and making inappropriate jokes. Usually I can contain this enough to only do it in front of people who know me well enough to not be horribly offended, which is good.
Then I get a hold of anyone and everyone I know going through something rough who don’t know what’s happening to me, and coax them into telling me everything about their terrible situation cause I feel a lot better being the comforter than the comforted.
Finally, I go about my normal life, but insert whatever’s happening in my life into every conversation in my mind.