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Nearly cried in front of the whole office

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheOracle, May 31, 2019.

  1. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 10,881

    It's been a really bad week, and today is probably the worst

    Just had to tell everyone in the office one our of co workers has Cancer

    Damn, I really struggled holding it together :(
  2. h4rm0ny


    Joined: Jun 25, 2011

    Posts: 5,475

    Location: Yorkshire and proud of it!

    Really sorry to hear that. I hope they pull through.
  3. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 19,997

    Location: Northern England

    No shame in that. It's awful news to have to deliver.
  4. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 29,947

    it's this taboo and stigma attached to this stuff which is causing a lot of men mental health issues which then leads to high suicide rates within men among other things.

    if you had cried i'm sure you would have been okay and lived. it's not like there is anything wrong with it. it's natural.
  5. Hilly


    Joined: May 17, 2004

    Posts: 12,024

    Location: Telford, Shropshire

    It's ok to not be ok dude.
  6. Sutters

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 1,254

    You did the right thing holding it together.
  7. Thekwango


    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 10,638

    Location: Northern Ireland

    tough news to have to deliver. and there's absolutely no shame in having emotions. as said above if some 'men' stopped trying to hide/bottle up such feelings it would do wonders for their mental health. hope your co-worker comes out the other side ok.
  8. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 22,255

    Location: Surrey and London

    No shame in being emotional.
  9. EGuitarStar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

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    Location: Earth

    Hope your colleague pulls through.

    You should hold your head up high for being human. What you experienced is normal, no shame in it.
  10. labcoattech


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 764

    Location: England

    Sorry to hear, hopefully they get the support they need.
  11. Marky


    Joined: Apr 16, 2007

    Posts: 22,317

    Location: UK

    Sorry to hear things aren't going great at the moment bud. Hopefully this is your Friday and you have a nice weekend coming up.

    As others have said - Absolutely no shame in showing emotion, completely natural - Keep your head up! :)
  12. MrRockliffe


    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 2,585

    Location: Hampshire

    You don't need to feel bad about showing emotion - it shows great strength, confidence, and above all else, compassion to be able to
  13. dirtychinchilla


    Joined: May 2, 2011

    Posts: 8,758

    Location: Woking, Surrey


    I hope they beat it, best of luck to them.
  14. Semple


    Joined: Mar 5, 2010

    Posts: 5,186

    It's the compassion most of all.

    I can't think of how people would react if their boss stood up and said "so and so had cancer, right everyone back to work". Would not be portraying very good management skills whatsoever.
  15. new boy


    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,179

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    I'm sure no one would have minded if you shed a tear or 2.

    Im in the bottle it up club. It's a pretty crap club, would not recommend it!
  16. BowdonUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 17, 2016

    Posts: 2,125

    Sorry to hear about your co-worker.

    There is no shame in shedding a tear or 2 in situations like that.
  17. Maximum Triceratops


    Joined: Oct 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,568

    Location: Hull

    one of my staff members was diagnosed with Terminal Cancer around 6 months ago (he is living on borrowed time now) I went to see him on Xmas Eve, thought I would hold it together but completely lost it. one of the more difficult things I have done but also glad that I did!. Also had to break the news to 50 of his collegues in a morning huddle and I nearly lost it then butr managed to hold it together just, no shame in it and perfectly normal reaction, I would be more worried if I never felt that way tbh.
  18. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,859

    Location: London

    Bitches love men who cry. You did a big thing today, it’s only natural to be emotional about it, don’t sweat it. How bad is the colleague? Still hope or terminal?

    Cancer’s a bitch, too many loved ones lost to that horrible affliction :(
  19. HybridX


    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 4,827

    Location: Nottingham


    Hope your colleague is ok and dont worry about breaking down and crying its a natural thing. Everyone has their own ways of coping, just try and find a way that suits you.

    I geneneraly don't do sad or upset emotions anywhere however.... if im watching anime and something even remotely sad happens.... I find myself bawling like a child lol. For some reason thats my emotional outlet!

    I find it so strange that it triggers me like that but aside from that i don't do sad or depressed especially not in front of anyone, im just able to not let things phase me in that way.
  20. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 10,881

    Thanks everyone

    There is hope, they found it early enough but it's a case of having to manage it as it can't be cured. A type of lymphoma I think which has done something to her liver and spleen.

    Unfortunately my Mrs auntie died of the same type in her 40s leaving her small daughter behind. That really made me think this morning.

    Honestly felt like someone has punched me in the stomache. Totally knocked the wind out of me.

    I told the team to chip in and we had some nice flowers sent to her house this afternoon which she really liked.

    There's more to it as she is single looking after her elderly mother so there's all kinds of added difficulties.

    Next steps is a bone marrow test then chemo.
    Last edited: May 31, 2019