When people only hear what they want .
I was excited to share the positive news and was not surprised to see that Dad had already sent out an email about the slightly positive outcome.
To my surprise when I opened the email, the information was a little incorrect.
Even though our parents were sitting in the same room, at the same time, all they heard was that " there was no cancer present" I sat there and thought about all that had been discussed both during and after the appt and thought they had understood what was being said.
I sent a follow up email with more info to "go along with our parents email" to our extended family.
Then the girls asked me if I was going to correct what they were saying to friends and family? First I said " no" but them I decided to send them my thoughts on the real news we heard and the chat. Joe and I had later about how he was perceiving the status of his can Ed.
They have done this before... And then people get confused when we make them aware of the next steps .
So I am hoping now that they have what was really said at the appt, they can digest it and share the correct info.
I don't want to crush them, but pretending the cancer is gone is only going to set them up for another possible, crushing evaluation.