While I was sitting with my girlfriend yesterday as she received her first infusion of chemotherapy, we were talking about all of the things that she has heard since her f-bomb diagnosis. The one that has been the most difficult (aggravating!!!) for her to hear is any reference to her being “fine.” I remembered having the same feelings when anyone said it to me. So, here’s another option:
I started this series because I know how hard it is to be a friend to someone who has cancer. Ugh. My intent is to build compassion (both for the patient AND the friend) and to illustrate behaviors and words that many cancer patients appreciate. You can view, discuss and share all the graphics here.
As always, I’d love to hear your input! Wishing you a day full of Silver Linings!