Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Another reason for going to an unfamiliar place was that I didn't want to have to go through the whole story again with yet another acquaintance. As the lady cutting my hair went about her business, she began telling me about all of the specials they have coming up on highlights and conditioning. Clearly she thought (and rightfully so) that my hair is in need of far more than just a trim :) I finally had to explain to her why I wasn't going to be needing any more treatments in the near future thus defeating the whole purpose for my going there in the first place.
But life is funny and God moves in mysterious ways. The lady cutting my hair was quiet for a minute and then she began telling me that she had a cancer scare herself a year ago. She regrets having told anyone about it, because she noticed that people began treating her differently once she revealed her diagnosis. The thing is, I've noticed the same thing. There are people I've heard from and there are people that have avoided contacting me. I'm sure it's a matter of not knowing what to say.
There is no doubt that the people in my life care about what happens to me. I don't want to feel isolated though. I usually work these things out by myself. But it's different this time. I need human contact in order to feel as though I'm still a part of the human race. I just know that I'm going to approach this kind of news about my loved ones and friends differently in the future having experienced it first hand. When I've recovered......................
Posted by patti at 5:36 PM