Would your neighbor have said such a thing to that person?...not on your life!
We also just simply need to realize that all of us are- human, fallible, at times we think or say things without thinking it through thoroughly. We let other peoples clumsy remarks get to us and maybe its just not that big a deal.
yes, just the other day I read about the cancer person who has virtually no problem and no symptoms. Whatever the cancer is doing- its not creating any noticeable inconvenience. Also AIDS has been discussed here as well- the AIDs person leading a reasonably healthy life while having this difficult thing. My daughter has a friend with AIDs and she is on medication and she is- out till 2 am every night. She "looks fine". She behaves fine. I behave sick.
Maybe one issue is simply we are too quiet about it. We just keep it to ourselves.
thats what I am struggling with- Cancer and Aids was all about Awareness. ME is all about Awareness, but as a victim, we hide.