Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tip #32

Tip #31 – Be forgiving. When you get cancer, especially something like Burkitt’s people get freaked out and don’t know how to talk to you. They’re going to be thoughtless, say the wrong thing at the exact wrong time, and not even realize. Take the high road. Be forgiving. They don’t understand.

I once had somebody say, “My uncle had that. He died, but you’re a lot stronger than he was.”

Part of it is cancer patients are a mortality barometer to people. They see us – as you know only beautiful get Burkitt’s – and say, “Hell if he/she can get it, I can get it too.” And of course they’re right, but …

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