We actually let a coworker of her know…

total shock that it was me. the bigger “something to talk about” was that a local tv person had the big “C” at the same time. If we asked about her health/needs, it was gossip, any reference to this friend from the same group was talked about. I guess in their eyes, someone with status–tv anchor, vs the teachers aide at a private catholic school that both their kids went to was different.