My best friend's brain tumor has come back… and he won't tell me.

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh gosh, I’m so sorry! I would just maybe let him know that you saw his post on FB and say if he needs to talk, or whatever he needs, you’re there for him.

Post # 3
3217 posts
Sugar bee

He will talk about it when he’s ready.

Its his news and he gets to talk/not talk about it as suits him.

Post # 4
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think let him break the news. Maybe he is going through something (like denial and shock) and he wants to be in a certain position before he shares it with otherS. Just be there for him and keep the communication open!! I wish him the best! I am a brain tumor survivor as well (although not cancerous) 

Post # 5
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know if you should say something or not BUT

If you think it’s possible his friends or family saw the post as well, then I think you really should mention that you saw the FB post.

Post # 6
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

So sorry.  I donno, breaking the news so hard, it may be a relief to him that you aleady know.  I guess it really depends on your relationship.  

Post # 7
1589 posts
Bumble bee

If he posted it to a FB group then it’s not exactly a secret.  How about something like “I read your facebook post.  That was news I never wanted to hear.  You know you’re in my thoughts, I want to respect your space, but am here (and not going anywhere) if you want to talk more.” 

Post # 8
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Roxytiki:  I’m really sorry to hear this, but I would give him time and not come out and confront him with the fact that you know.  Without reading the post on FB that he wrote – it sounds like he needs a little time and space, so I would respect that.

He sure is lucky to have you in his support system though, and I’m sure your shoulder will be ready when he’s looking for one to lean on.

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