Today I received a link from Karl Schwartz of Lymphomation.org to the following article by James Salwitz, MD, to which I'm sure many of us can relate, going by what I've read on this site.
ATTENTION CANCER PATIENTS - I wish I had better news, but I do not. The
reality is that if you ever want to have a real conversation again, if you
want friends, if you want to talk about what you are going through, then you
must start the conversation. Otherwise, everyone will dance around the
elephant in the room, and frankly, that elephant is you. You must give
others permission to talk and permission to care.