But, you know…

That was a very self-centered response to others’ misfortune, wasn’t it, on my part? About the blood clotting issue? I’m thinking it over now, and it’s such an awful thing to have happen, and I immediately thought of…myself. I mean. Ugh.

What if that was me, and my major, life-altering problem received such a response from someone else? I don’t know how I’d feel, but I think I know I’d wish someone actually thought of me for a little, rather than only themselves.

I think there are less-selfish reasons to hear that news and be instantly horrified for self, at least in part because one does grasp that the situation is horrifying and definitely not one you’d want to be in. What I think is the real problem is losing sight of the real people involved, which I did.