My wife’s in the hospital…it will be 2-weeks this Wednesday. A friend came for a visit last weekend and brought the June 12th NY Times. The paper had a great article on what to say, and what not to say, to someone who is seriously sick.
My wife is in the middle of this situation (seriously sick), and I can tell you that the article is spot-on. Almost everyone struggles with what to say in a difficult situation, and this article helps explain what's meaningful and what's not.
The article title is: "'You Look Great' and Other Lies." I looked up the online version, and offer it to you all for your future reference. Save this LINK to the article…you may not need it now, but everyone will need it sooner or later.
edit: Added the word “Almost” in the 2nd paragraph.
Post Edited (Casey59) : 6/19/2011 6:45:38 PM (GMT-6)