Friendships and Chronic Conditions
At first you may not notice much difference, but given a little time some 'friends' will be less and less company to you, find excuses not to do things together and slowly but surely will disappear out of your life.
It helps to understand that some people don't know how to deal with your illness. Some don't even want to know. Some don't want to cope or hear about it at all. Honestly, you are better off without them. Eventually your circle of friends will grow again with people you can count on.
If you are just diagnosed with a chronic condition, be prepared to see your circle of friends shrink. In spite of the hurt, that it is not a bad thing; those sticking with you love you for who you are and genuinely care for and about you.
It is so comforting to know that we have a friend who will always be there and even carries us through times of trial and hardship. We can call upon Him anytime, He listens, encourages and comforts. We are blessed with Christ as our best friend forever. :-)
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.