I Need Some Encouragement and Support
Hi Larry, you're right about it being the people who treat someone badly who have the problem. I was unfortunately diagnosed with breast cancer 19 years ago. I was shocked by how some people treated me. One of my so called friends hung up on me when I told her, and I've never heard from her again. I suddenly wasn't the same person to her. I always listened to her about all her problems, because I'm the type of person who does listen to people & try to help them. She didn't like it now that I suddenly had a problem & the focus wasn't on her. I heard through someone we both knew that she claimed I was making up I had cancer. I wish I had, but why would I or anyone do that?? This crazy woman claimed she had ovarian cancer when she was 23, and I now suspect perhaps she really didn't. I had other people telling me I must have eaten wrong to get it, and a few said it must be bad karma that was punishing me. I rarely tell anyone now I ever had it, because I don't want to take the chance of strange looks or bizarre behavior. I finally realized these people are really the ones with cancer, and the very worst kind. They have cancer of their heart & souls. I have never treated anyone like that with any kind of illness even before my diagnoses. The best anyone can say is I'm sorry to hear it & I hope you'll be OK.
Soon I have to go in for my annual mammogram & I always get nervous they're going to tell me they see a problem again. Please add me to your prayer list regarding this. I want them to tell me we see nothing & go home. (LOL) I see lots of men bald, so I don't know why your aunt would say you couldn't even come bald, and if you wore a hairpiece or wig it had to be a certain color. I've heard it all now!! I can see why you didn't bother to go. I'm glad you had other friends you saw who enjoy your red wig & call you ginger. It's best we hang out with people who are kind to us & stay away from the people who choose to be cruel. I can't understand how they can live with themselves treating people like that.
God bless you,