Because I’m seeing so much pink this week, I find myself thinking about all things related to FBC (f-bomb breast cancer). It’s amazing how a few (million) pink ribbons reactivate the memory of experiences (and f-bombs!).
One of the things that comes to mind (that you dear readers discuss with me frequently!) is:
What to say or WTF not to say to someone with FBC.
Here’s the thing: it’s hard to be a friend to someone who has FBC. It just is. I know. I really do. I can’t tell you the number of times people have asked me: What can I do? How should I be? What should I say?
So, I thought that for the next few days I’ll share some things that were said to me when I was sick that felt a little, well, cloudy…and offer a more Silver Lined way to respond.
I’d love your thoughts. What did you hear when you were sick and what would you like to have heard?