Ask any first time pregnant woman how many horror stories they were told by "well meaning" women about deliveries!
After my chemo treatments were done, some one actually told me that the treatments take 20 years off your life!
Some people just love to scare, depress or shock others. Somehow it makes them feel better about themselves, something I just don't get and won't waste my time trying to understand.
If you're not interested in hearing what's being said, walk away, that will say more then anything spoken can sometimes convey with less drama. Works for me.