Re: Diagnosis Reaction
Doesn't seem over the top to me. It seems all perfectly in line with the circumstances. It's become crystal clear to me that I am NOT the kind of person who can see the good in everything. I have to always think of the absolute worst and then work back from there. When I had to take care of each of my parents dying of cancer by myself I handled it just fine--sad and very, very tired but fine. This time, however, with my boyfriend, I am a nut case because a. I've seen this all before and b. I am totally alone. Family is everything but when you don't have anyone left, it's extremely difficult to work up the spirit. Someone always has to be the last one standing. So I rely on "my friends in the box" here.
Thanks so much for sharing, Lou.