My GH has had health problems for the last 5 years and it has turned our life upside down. What we have to deal with is bad enough but losing long term friends when you have a chronic illness is devastating. It's not their lives that have changed but ours and we can no longer do the things we used to do with them. Before illness struck we had a full and active social life so we have not only lost the life we had but a number of friends too.
I know it is hard for other people to understand what we are going through, the endless hospital appointments, living with daily pain, medication which can affect what you eat and drink, constant tiredness (not just the GH but me too). My GH has not changed as a person; he is still the same loving caring friend that he has always been. A phone call, a note even an email to say hello how are you doing would be appreciated but never comes.
We are sad and disappointed that these friends have chosen to no longer be part of our lives and we now concentrate on our own needs.
What experience do any of you have about friends walking away when you are ill?
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