Jul 08, 2010 - 12:15 am
Several years ago, I met someone online whom I now consider one of my best friends. We've never met in real life, but have used each other as sort of an open diary, telling each other the most intimate details of our life that we were afraid to tell anyone else. We also condoled each other when life got tough, and I know she's helped me get through some rough patches in my life. She's just hit me with a bombshell: she has cancer. Now, I have no idea what to say to her. I've never had anyone in my life deal with this disease. She hasn't told me much about it. All she's told me is the doctors found tumors in her lungs, she's on chemotherapy and her white blood cell count is too low for her to venture outside. She mostly tells me how depressed she is over this and for the first time I have no idea what to say to her. I've told her how much I care for her and will be there for her in any way I can but I feel like she needs to hear something better from me, who knows her better than most people she sees in real life. Does anyone have any idea what I could do for her?