Hi John, I lost my Dad back in Januray, and I dealt with it really myself. That is my way. When people ask you how you are tell them the truth. Be honest about your feelings, you may find that someone can tell you that they have gone through this too, and you may find it a comfort, a bit like the message boards. You may also find people don't ask. People are scared around greif, they dont know what to say. If someone does take the time to ask, the only advice I would have is be honest about how you feel, if someone does take the time to ask it will be because they genuinely care.
Your loss is very recent, thoughts are with you