+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I'm so sorry to hear this, how awful

    You sound like a really good friend to her though, I'm sure she appreciates it.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to beebs For This Useful Post:

    TheGooch  (30-08-2014)

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    354
    Thanks
    641
    Thanked
    193
    Reviews
    0
    I'm so sorry. x


    Me 👩 36; DF 👨 34
    DS 🐢 07/02/97
    DD 🐝 27/09/99
    DS 🐳 26/04/02
    DD 🐞 06/09/06
    DD 🐣 Due 03/12/14

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Jodes35 For This Useful Post:

    TheGooch  (30-08-2014)

  5. #13
    Mod-Nomsie's Avatar
    Mod-Nomsie is offline Administrator
    Winner 2009/10/11/12/13 - Most helpful Moderator
    Winner 2011 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Winner - Quickest 'Thanker' on the Hub
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    23,958
    Thanks
    7,214
    Thanked
    7,335
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 15/1/15
    I'm very sorry to hear the news. How far away does she live? I find it really hard to always say the right thing over the phone, so you're not the only one there.

    One of my best friends had a partial hysterectomy when she was only 21. Granted, it was after a complicated birth with placenta preavia, (sp?) so yes she does have one child. But she was so young, and the relationship with that father ended quite early on and she has had several partners leave her since because they wanted children of their own. Each time, trying to find the right words was always hard.
    And of course, there I was, seemingly as fertile as anything- first twins and then another later on and never a complication in my pregnancies to speak of. The guilt was always terrible.
    But you will most likely find that since she is your best friend, she will still want to share everything about your baby with you... however it is a conversation that you will need to have with her when you see her- 'I want you to be comfortable with me and the baby, and I want to share everything about him/her with you, but you need to make sure to tell me if it is too much' etc.

    As for the immediate, just spend time with her tomorrow (if that is what you end up doing, I know there may have been plans otherwise) and do what you love doing together. Probably drinking wine and eating an antipasto platter is out of the options, but I'm sure you can fill in the gaps. I've always found it's not so much what you say, but just the fact that you are there that helps a person.


  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Mod-Nomsie For This Useful Post:

    TheGooch  (30-08-2014)

  7. #14
    TheGooch's Avatar
    TheGooch is offline Winner 2014 - Newbie of the Year
    Winner 2016 BubHubs DIVA Award
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    5,267
    Thanks
    9,364
    Thanked
    4,893
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Thanks so much girls for your advice and good wishes.
    We met for lunch today at our favourite winery. We ate ALL the food. Sat in the sun and talked for a lazy 3 hours.
    She is in the phase of making inappropriate jokes about cancer , menopause and hysterectomies. So I just went with it.
    I was surprised at how positive she was. But that's her generally.
    We talked practical stuff like making wills, taking time off work, our relationships and bub.
    I don't expect her to fall apart but will be ready if she does and if this current positivity is her coping mechanism.
    There were some tears and I'm happy with that. It adds some authenticity to our conversation which is important to me.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to TheGooch For This Useful Post:

    BettyW  (30-08-2014)

  9. #15
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,480
    Thanks
    633
    Thanked
    795
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    You're a great friend, you're lucky to have each other

  10. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    295
    Thanks
    498
    Thanked
    182
    Reviews
    0
    What a good friend you are! Another idea is to think in terms of what you would want her to do if the situation was reversed...just a thought.

    All the best with it and sending you both lots of good vibes.

  11. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    1,905
    Thanks
    78
    Thanked
    644
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Go and see her right now.

    From personal experience, don't have regrets, you might hate yourself later for not going.

  12. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,544
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,308
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My mum had cancer of the uterus in her early 40 s. She had her kids though. She also had cancer of the lymphatic system . She's still with us nearly 20 years later.
    She's lucky she has good friends like you.


 

Similar Threads

  1. How to support a friend?
    By SheWarrior in forum Parents of Children with Special Needs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18-07-2014, 10:36
  2. How to support a friend?
    By DJ Nette in forum Pregnancy Loss Support
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-03-2014, 14:12
  3. Breast cancer support
    By Jascar in forum Issues with Family Members
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25-11-2013, 15:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
TPS Health Physiotherapy and PilatesTPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›