I've been a member of this board for a few years, but mainly I lurk in the background.
Today I have a question that I hope many of you may have successfully dealt with.
I am presently dealing with my second reoccurence. It stinks, but it is what it is and the prognosis looks favorable.
I have this friend who suffers more with this than I do. I think we all have people like that in our lives, they hijack our disease and run with it. I have tried gently to let her know that I do not want to discuss every little detail of my treatment, my husband has sent emails to everybody to let them know to not pity me, but to no avail. She has crowned herself the head-sufferer and there is no dislodging her from this position. When she calls and I try to change the subject she tells me that I don't need to change the subject to spare her feelings, she knows how I really feel and she worries about me all the time etc. etc.
I am ready to quit this friendship, she is driving me nuts! I have cancer, I am not cancer! I enjoy baking, woodworking, crafts and lots of other things when I feel good. I have no intention of dying every day that I have!
How can I deal with this woman? Have any of you successfully dealt with this? I would welcome any ideas.