Unfortunately I've come to the conclusion that the support group I attend is a bad environment. I started to suspect that people were making up ailments and troubles just to get attention, kind of like Munchausen syndrome, and unfortunately I think I might be right. I've gotten to be "friends" with some of the people who are there, and come to find out that some of the things that are posted on facebook are false, like this woman who said that her brother was going to go to hospice got all sorts of sympathy. Turns out he did not have cancer.
Again, last night, this woman was crying and freaking out, saying that she was terminally ill and scared of dying of cancer, that she probably would be dead in five years...I started to suspect that something was up...I asked her so what was your diagnosis? She replied that she hadn't been to the doctor and didn't have one.
I am extremely offended by this as my godmother had a terrible form of cancer and we watched her fall apart through three years of chemotherapy. It was truly awful. I saw her go from healthy and thriving and she dwindled to nothing. It was terrible. The chemo was brutal. It enrages me that people would fake having cancer to get sympathy, really disgusting. What are they going to do next, ask for money for their medical expenses?
Some of these people there, who are "trained" to lead these groups, you come to find out, they are possibly misognyist, racist, homophobic you name it, full of bitterness or rage, but they can tell other people what to do in their lives or relationships, but don't have one relationship themselves-not even a friend. WTF are people doing? It reminds me of that movie The Fight Club where people go to various support groups and fake illnesses. Pisses me off. What about people with actual problems?
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