Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a great long weekend.
I've been noticing that more often then not, when people find out that I am in need of a liver transplant, their reactions are very uncomfortable, and I understand that it isn't every day that someone you care about says "Ya I'm needing a transplant" or "I am on a transplant list" of any kind, so it can definitely throw people off. I have told only close friends and family who have been BEYOND supportive, but I have found on a couple occasions when someone I haven't seen for a long time or someone who was just curious as to why I have been sick for so long, have literally flat out just changed the subject when I try to explain what has been going on with me. It makes me really anxious and nervous to open up to people about my experience, and almost makes me feel ashamed or isolated. I know it shouldn't but it does feel that way sometimes. Has anyone else had any experiences where something similar has happened? And if so, how did you feel and how did you go about the relationship with that person or people afterwards?