I guess she felt like you might use your friendship to get free medical advice. Maybe her backing off is her way of becoming more professional and detached?
I lost a co-worker friend when she retired. We used to spend hours talking everyday. After she retired she would talk to me for maybe 5 minutes. In a month she wouldn't return my calls.
I have another retired co-worker I feel is drifting away, now.
Post Edited (couchtater) : 9/20/2011 5:10:01 PM (GMT-6)