Mar 23, 2014 - 6:15 pm
I was diagnosed with leukemia a little over 2 years ago when I was 20 years old. Since then I've had a stem cell transplant and thankfully am doing very well physically.
Emotionally, however, it has been harder than I expected. I am finding it hard to connect with people my age. It seems like all the conversations I have are so pointless and as soon as it starts getting a little more serious and deep the person doesn't know what to say and so I have to change the subject back to the superficial-ness it was before, leaving me feeling like an idiot that I even brought it up. So, to cope, I end up always wanting to talk about the same topics over and over because I know they are safe and won't make anyone uncomfortable which means my conversations end up being pretty dull since I really don't know what else I can talk about... know what I mean??
Does anyone else get this? Maybe I just haven't found a good group of friends but it's hard to find someone I really feel comfortable with.