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Carey;1228 said:Worst line was when I told someone I had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma "Isn't that the good one?"Best line came from my Dad, Brother, and cousin. "You're the bravest person I know." My cousin and Dad are combat veterans and my brother is active duty in the Marines.
Carey;1228 said:Worst line was when I told someone I had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma "Isn't that the good one?"
Melissa Tweed;1250 said:Since meeting people in this forum is the only understanding feedback I've gotten, I've had quite a few interesting remarks thrown my way...In my circle of friends I get and overwhelming response of "You've lived through worse!"After the receptionist took in the paperwork at the genetics oncologist's I got "OMG, you had cancer!" As she ran out the room.But the strangest and saddest was from my Mom who told me over the phone "If I knew this when you were concieved, I would have had an abortion."But, in her defense, she is an awesome Mom! And probably was in shock from the news. We both watched my Dad die and it probably hit her pretty hard that I had the same cancer that killed him. She's more Mom-like in her responses now.In-laws said "You got cancer? My dog has it too"And I will end this little rant of weird responses with the one I got from my Doctor who said "Do you want a cigarette?"
Erica Reyes;1233 said:Oh my gosh! I always got that too. I had ALL and whenever anyone would find out they would be like "Oh wow, well at least you got the good/easy cancer". I would always be like "uh, yeah sure" it's easier to ignore them than to fight them. People are strange.
deltadawn;1270 said:I told an acquaintance that I was about to start chemo; he said he had it worse - he was about to have a colonoscopy. I told him I would rather stick a camera up my ass every day for a year than go through chemotherapy.
"You got cancer? My dog has it too"
amandabcs;1362 said:My office was visited recently by some AFLAC reps trying to sell various life insurance packages. My turn to go in, I say right off the bat that I'm not sure they'd be able to offer me any help because I had cancer. The female rep quickly agreed with me but encouraged me to contact The Neptune Society asap because the sooner you start planning, the lower the rates! P.S. The Neptune Society provides cremation services. BLAH on her!
Hilly Hill;1224 said:My favorite is when people say, "Your so lucky! You don't have to deal with periods anymore." .
Emily Gomez Olsen;1532 said:I also get this from friends and strangers alike: "I think of how hard it was to (fill in the blank) and how difficult (fill in the blank) was, but then I look at you and all you went through." It usually comes across pitying. So basically - yeah, thanks, my life sucks and makes yours look so much better. Glad I could be of service.
Skat22nbnc;1550 said:And i am sick of the "this will make you a better person' bullshite" - I was a damn good person BEFORE this effing cancer showed up!