Listen, you’re only human and this whole thing is damn hard to deal with. You are well within your right to tell people what you want, when you want. Or not tell them anything at all.
Yes, people are gonna be curious, and god knows we need others to get wise to what cancer’s all about, but it ain’t on you to do all the educating. You can’t be everything to everyone sweetheart. And right now you need to be everything to yourself.
If you can’t face having a convo, don’t make yourself uncomfortable for someone else. Get comfortable flexing that ‘no’. People will understand and if they don’t they can get in the bin. Treat everyone as an actor or actress in this cancer movie. What roles do you need them to play, and when? You’re in the director’s chair. You decide. Lights, camera, action!