Article Talk: The Survivor Support Network

Started by annieb, April 04, 2019
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annieb

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April 04, 2019
I have had the eye roll so many times too I just quit talking about it and I really need to. What is it do they fear their own mortality? Someone help me here because I need to talk about it. They play it down, like oh it was just a little cancer!!! Right and it was malignant in my kidney. Still upset and it
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Nona5

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April 06, 2019
This is my first post as your 'post' really struck a familiar cord. I wish I had the answer for the insensitive behavior of those we love and trust really love and care about us. In recent months I was struggling with treatment decisions as the non Hodgkins Lymphoma that I have was active again and time to get back on treatment. First, I was talking to my younger sister on the phone and as I expressed my anxiety I could here all this noise in the background. I asked her "what is all that noise..."? She was playing tug of war with the dog. Then same day, still having the need for listening ears I called my older sister only to hear the 'Word with Frinds' electronic sounds in the background when letters are tried to form a word as I was sharing treatment decisions challenges to her! I was so beyond words in both situations I couldn't even call them on their behavior. It really upset me; so I understand your being upset about your friends behavior. Now, for me, I don't share information with them about my journey being a cancer warrior; and I notice they don't even ask me how I'm doing. These are not insensitive loved ones so it must be a defense mechanism. Too many don't realize the gift of their undivided attention. I recently started with a support counselor so I have a safe place to share my challenges, anxieties and fears. Good luck in finding some good listening and caring ears.
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