A New Point of View

Weeks ago while speaking at Genentech I was asked a question I could not provide a complete answer for.  The question was, “How do I communicate with my friends about my cancer and how do they cope with it?”

I gave a very one-sided answer by responding with something along the lines of, “I am very honest with them.  My style has always been to be direct; even before cancer.  But, I tell them the truth and expect that they are telling me their truth too.   My relationships with my 20-closest friends are all very intense.  It’s hard to not be when I have a pretty good feeling they are all going to watch me die.  And, I am very okay with that.”

How they cope with my cancer is very hard for me to answer.  So, I’ve asked them.  Over the next few weeks I am going to post snip-its from my dearest pals.  They say 1 in 14 will be diagnosed with lung cancer.  That leaves 13 people who have to cope with their friends being diagnosed.  I think this is a large enough group that is worthy to hear from.

Stay tuned.

About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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5 Responses to A New Point of View

  1. I will be riveted to hear. Thank you! 1 in 13? Crazy. I thin ovarian is much, mush more rare. Like 1 in 55 women. Xoxo

  2. Tori says:

    Wow, I can’t wait to read this.

    • kimmywink says:

      I hope it turns out as interesting as I thought it would. If anything it will give me a few weeks to come up with some content. 🙂

      Hope you are feeling better and better on the Criz!

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