Ladies - thanks for all your support and for being there for me and all of us. I just need to vent. Initial dx in 2004, recurrence in 2014, and MBC June 2018. On Ibrance and letrozole. I am acutely aware that I am nearing my 2 year MBC diagnosis and the overall prognosis. I have scans this week and meet with my onc on Monday. I worry of course that I will hear about progression.
I am especially angry now because, other than my sister, I feel like my husband, daughter and the few friends I've shared this with seem to either forget or can't bring themselves to check in with me. I'm aware that my emotional IQ might be too high. But I feel like I am there for others, and don't feel it's returned. My cousin with whom I am close lives a few states away and is preoccupied with her teenage kids. We were supposed to visit in NYC and she completely dropped the ball. My dear friend who lives several states away keeps saying we should get together and then she disappears. I spoke with her about this and she acknowledged it and then poof.
I used to say that I get it, others are busy too. But I don't want to say that any more. I see a therapist and exercise, etc. so I do what I can for self care. I am tired though of no one else picking up the baton. I expect they will be there when I progress but wish they would embrace that I feel ok now and support and be with me now. Thank you for letting me vent.