Someone you know ill? Watch what you say, and to whom.

This is incredibly spot on, and so well-explained. I might have to draw my own diagram, although being nearly out of primary treatment, I’m less likely to run into this problem – at least with this crisis.

regrounding

Susan Silk and Barry Goldman

April 7, 2013

When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot of lame remarks, but our favorite came from one of Susan’s colleagues. She wanted, she needed, to visit Susan after the surgery, but Susan didn’t feel like having visitors, and she said so. Her colleague’s response? “This isn’t just about you.”

“It’s not?” Susan wondered. “My breast cancer is not about me? It’s about you?”

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