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Sometimes I feel like this should be posted around the hospital. I am amazed by the things that people say to other family members. I still remember some of the inappropriate things people said to me through out treatment. People have the right to feel their feelings, but they forget the key piece that you don't have the right to share you feelings with whomever you like.
Having transitioned out of being the person in the center, helps make you better at this and a little aware that not everyone has read this article or is actively practicing "Comfort In, Dump Out". When in doubt, just listen.
And when you need to send a card send one by Emily McDowell.