Just wondering if anyone else has encountered these same type of feelings. Before being diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma I moved across the country away from all of my family and friends with my new husband. Being in a new environment, not feeling quite myself, I have found it so difficult to make friends my age (I'm 29). I find that many women my age are dealing with such different things like starting their families, etc. Although I've been NED for a little over a year now, and am finished with my interferon treatments (I did 4 and 1/2 months,) I'm definitely still reeling from everything that I've been through. Although I believe that I'm quite positive most of the time, I've had a few breakdowns with new friends, and find them running the other way. Maybe my situation reminds others how fragile life is? Maybe others don't realize how serious melanoma is and think I'm being a drama queen? I've never had difficulty making friends before, and now is when I need them the most. Anyone else experienced anything like this?