I live in a small town, so naturally everyone knows everything about everybody. I just finished 8th grade and am going into 9th. I thought that I had made some friends, but it turns out that I didn't. I finally told them about my IBS, thinking that since we all trusted each other they would understand. They gradually started to leave me and they told everyone in the grade everything about my IBS, heart defect, and asthma. After that, not many people wanted to talk to me. I was basically alone for the rest of the school year. In our high school, things spread fast, and these "friends" are going to this high school. I'm scared that they'll tell everyone and then no one will want to hang around with me. People call me "The Sick Girl" and "The Dying Girl" because of all of my medical conditions and it's not fair. I still can't figure out why those people started spreading rumors about me. I just don't feel that it's fair. I never did anything to them. Why would they do this?