Family and friends reactions to diagnosis
Maybe it's me but I find people's behavior fascinating. So my question and personal observation are kind of funky!
First I knew when I told people I would sugar coat it, and maybe because of this the reactions have all been "wow sounds like you have it under control" or some not knowing what to say at all, others hiding their feelings. And worse those that say really stupid things that come across as mean and blaming. And then the sister who I would never have guessed it has been the best sister ever!!! So overall some gains and losses! I will hold onto the gains and avoid the losses.
In my humble opinion part of the healing process is emotional support and we all need it as much as any chemo, radiation or surgery.
As a side note I only told my adult children, sisters, and 3 acquaintances and no one else.
How about you all, what were the reactions you received?