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Surviving Cancer,The Loony Bin

July 29, 2011

It is that bad …

It has been nearly two months since I last saw my friend with lymphoma.  She spent a total of 29 days in the Mayo clinic, during which time I received  many mixed messages and my contact with her was limited by her failure to respond to my well wishes and words of encouragement.  This left me on my own to wildly speculate about the circumstances that might have given way to such differing opinions, attitudes and perspectives when it came to her illness and care.  I admit that in the end, I retreated.  I did this with a lot of guilt in my heart because there were two truths that struck me:  1.  I didn’t have all of the information and knew that buried in the drama there might be a more reasonable explanation for the discrepancies, and 2. retreat is always easiest for me when it comes to relationships that test my coping skills (which thanks to my social anxiety is pretty much every relationship!).

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  1. (((hugs))) you’re a wonderful, loving friend

    Comment by sylvia — July 29, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

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