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.
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
They will be up shortly! And, you are very right – OVCA is much more rare.
Wow, I can’t wait to read this.
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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