I have family, but my closest family is 900+ miles away. I have friends, but don't want to intrude on their lives SHOULD I need any care. So far, I've been blessed (if you can say that). When I needed them, I had friends and acquaintances offering to drive or ride with me on the train 55+ miles to chemo and radiation, etc.
I had a boyfriend when this all started, and he stuck around for the first two years (part time). It wasn't serious before diagnosis, and he is young and I didn't want to burden him with this. Nor was he able to deal with the emotional side of this. I've dated a few times in the past 2 years, but on date 2 or 3 when I mention cancer and terminal in the same sentence, they run... Wonder why???
I'm on disability, and spend each day thankful I'm not "sick". I still sing karaoke, try to dance, and work very part time. When I "get sick" I guess I'll go somewhere for people on Medicare. I try not to think about that. I've lost my full time job, my house, and some friends. I am trying my darnedest not to lose anything else to this stupid thing.