17 Texts People With Chronic Illnesses Would Love to Get After Canceling Plans


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Thanks to member Claire for this and to all those caregivers out there.

Melissa McGlensey

Nobody likes to have to cancel plans, but for many people who live with chronic illnesses, it’s a regular part of life. Having an unpredictable condition means you can’t always make it out of the house, even when you want to. Some friends get it and will always be happy to reschedule, but unfortunately not everyone understands.

We asked our readers to tell us some texts they’d love to get, instead of silence or frustrated replies, when they have to cancel plans due to illness. If you’re ever unsure how to respond to your friend’s last-minute cancellation, we hope one of these sparks an idea.

This is what they had to say: