During my long crazy/beautiful health journey, many friends have made the choice to leave. I must admit this has pained me. I used to ask myself if it was something I did? No, unfortunately those friends just could not handle my new reality. It is the reality of many doctors appointments and hospital stays. I would like to share a thought about sticking around.
I know it can be hard being around someone with a chronic, life-threatening illness. Heck, it is not easy for me or any person dealing with chronic health issues. People want to help, but don’t know what to do or say, so they eventually walk away. That is the easy solution. I would like to propose a different solution. You may not know what to say or do and I am okay with that. I would ask that you please don’t walk away. ~OC