Well, my thread was closed so I guess I have to make a new one to give an update. I have told my friend, though it took a her a few explanations to get it. She has been accepting and generally good about not prying. I got a new girlfriend. My new girlfriend is much better than my last. The unfortunate fact is that my last girlfriend turned out to be a lying shrew, though she hid it well for quite a while. I just told my new girlfriend tonight about my medical issue right before I had to leave to run errands. I guess I will see her reaction and the outcome of the situation, as well as learn if our relationship has a future, tomorrow.