VERY true! Who still asks how you're doing even when they know your answer will be the same? It takes a very special and loving friend to do that. Many friends and family members do not. They stop asking after some time, yet we're still suffering and in pain. It often feels that our loved ones forget about us and the life we must live. One simple question can make us feel better and loved.
Being young and sick is sorta like being elderly, except we lack the reflection on all the great times and great things we did long ago. Instead, we watch our peers make the memories and strides they'll look back on fondly, bitterly observing and praying for our chance. Our time.