It is so hard, I have an xfriend who just had a baby same day as I. We were in the scouts together as teens, we were good friends then but when I had to go to the hospital because of depression… we were never friends again. Now that I am back in town, 20 years later and have kids that are exactly the same ages and we each just each had a baby girl on 10/11/10 (such a coincidence). I want to be his friend again, but he would not return my calls, but who knows, I think some people, even old friends are afraid that mental illness will spread – or maybe I rejected him when I withdrawaled from everyone coming back from the hospital. Do you think that cancer patients loose friends other there sickness?