Monday, July 15, 2013

Friendships and Cancer or other Ailments

This is an ever popular topic in the cancer blogsphere - friends and cancer (or other ailments). More specifically the friends who either:
  • run for the  hills
  • become a doctor instantly and tell you what treatment you need
  • think you will be dead in a month

But then there are the real friends who stick around when you are coping and help as they can.

AARP suggests saying a heartfelt 'I'm sorry' upon hearing someone is ill. I'm not so sure I would appreciate that as much as something more along the lines of 'well that really sucks'. But their other suggestions are good.

Then there is 'A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Cancer' which narrows down the categories to:
  • Preachers
  • Clueless
  • Angels
  • Bolters
  • Fellow Travelers
I find there are too many preachers, clueless, and bolters out there. And far too many fellow travelers as well, but that's a different post.It doesn't matter if its cancer you are talking about, this applies to just about any serious life changing ailment.

Some times I get so tired of some people I stop telling them about my ailments or newest medical adventure because its just stressful to keep hearing the same crap from the preachers, clueless, and bolters (if you can find them).

1 comment:

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