Apr 13, 2012 - 4:43 pm
I was diagnosed with leukemia this past November causing me to have to leave my university, hobbies, activities and friends. It's been 5 months since my diagnosis and one month since my bone marrow transplant and I feel really alone sometimes. I am incredibly thankful for the support my family has given me and the fact that my BMT has been going smoothly but I'm finding it hard to have a normal relationship with the people I was very close with before. Does anyone else have this problem? I don't know if I'm expecting too much from them or how other people have dealt with this. I know I shouldn't expect anything from anyone but being stuck at home is hard and at times I wish my friends were more supportive now with coming to see me and hanging out. I know that visiting someone who is sick isn't all that much fun sometimes but these are people who were my friends before all this happened and now they just seem to be disappearing when I need them most. CSN is the first thing close to a support group that I have tried... Is there anyone who has gone through something similar? Any feedback would really help me out. Maybe I'm just looking at all of this the wrong way.