But tell me, do they always behave the way the way you wish they would? Of course their intentions might be good, but their thoughtlessness sometimes shows.
Insensitive behavior happens most often when we don't appear sick. When we look normal, people forget our illness, especially those of us with cancer, which so many equate with hair loss. If you aren't bedridden and bald, you can't be unwell, right?
Sick, even real, debilitating sick, can be quiet, invisible and subtle.
In coming up with a way to keep my vivacious friend busy and do an activity together, I came up with this video. Not only was it a fun activity for friends to do, it will hopefully remind those who visit a chronically ill person what to remember during their time together. No matter the illness, the best way to be supportive is to take your cue from the sick person, and don't put pressure on them ...about anything.
There are many more "what not to do" items that we missed, and we wanted the video short, so please feel free to add your peeve in the comments, or on facebook.
As you can see, we both missed our calling as actors. I really do think a designer should consider sending me an Oscar-worthy dress, shoes and jewelry, don't you?
Enjoy our silliness!