When people say the right thing



Posted December 3rd, 2008 by Jane

Cancerworld is fraught with normalworld people saying the wrong thing and picky difficult people like me just make it that bit harder.

So for today I offer as a model to cancerfree people this message from C. who responded to an e-mail I’d sent like this: “Good to hear from you. Sorry to hear that things are as poo as ever. What can one say? As you say, you’re alive! Which is a big plus, although you may not feel like that all the time…”

For me this just cuts through the crap, is wonderfully refreshing and empathetic and funny and true..thank you.