Last year about a week after I was diagnosed with cancer my sister went to Europe for a holiday. While she was away I said to my Mum that I missed her. Mum replied that she deserved to have a holiday. In my mind more appropriate responses would have been: she'll be back soon, you can talk on the phone, you've still got me etc. Instead of what seemed like critising me as if I had been complaining. Sorry if this seems very petty. It is just an example of how I sometimes feel that my family does not know how to be supportive. I remember this exchange even though it was 9 months ago because it bothered me. I feel like I have been very well behaved during the whole cancer thing. My work let me have as much time off I as needed/wanted during chemo. I did work quite a lot of shortened days but I also went as much as I could. I didn't take advantage of the situation to just go off having fun on days when I was feeling well. Maybe I should have.
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