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RicoTubbs;6234 said:6. Honorable mention to the Silent Treatment
Mishanne;6239 said:I like when people tell you "if there's anything I can do for you just let me know" and then follow it up with the "Silent Treatment"! Oh so helpful...
RicoTubbs;6234 said: 1. "How are you feeeeeling?" -- Must be said with dramatic, overly-concerned face, typically at social gatherings. And in a voice which harkens back to being comforted by a 2nd grade teacher. If you have cancer, you apperantly can't handle adult conversation anymore.
RicoTubbs;6234 said:1. "How are you feeeeeling?" -- Must be said with dramatic, overly-concerned face, typically at social gatherings. And in a voice which harkens back to being comforted by a 2nd grade teacher. If you have cancer, you apperantly can't handle adult conversation anymore.
LynchSister;6307 said:LOVE this one! Put your growup pants on for pete's sake and come at me like an adult.
Tuflehundon;6427 said:My Wife's Dr gave her the "but it's the good kind of cancer to get" line when she was diagnosed. He even called it the "Hollywood Cancer", whatever the hell that means.I think they do that as a coaping mechanism for when you are 1st diagnosed and are scared a hell. In her instance, I think it may have helped. Maybe just a little, but a little is better than nothing. It's a scary thing to hear at any age. They said the same thing to my Dad when he was diagnosed at 41, and then again at 55. And his was not "the good kind".
Fufuberry;6679 said: Anyways, this lady immediately asked if I smoked. I said that no, I've never smoked, and she proceeded to ask what caused mine then. The implication was kind of "what did you do?" Because I mean... I OBVIOUSLY did something in order to get cancer. WTF? Who really KNOWS what causes most cancers??? The only thing KNOWN to cause thyroid cancer is radiation exposure and I'm pretty sure I didn't grow up in Chernobyl or anything...I mean the autoimmune disease didn't help...but still...wtf?I wanted to be like what caused your gallbladder to start growing tumors? You look sideways at a moose or something? Because that would have been equally ridiculous.
billjr;7059 said:After two and half years of chemotherapy, seven rounds of whole body radiation and Bone Marrow transplant, (I no longer produce sperm), at 52 years of age and broke, My lawyer friend said I should get Married and have some children!! WTF?
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.
koldito;7932 said:In my pre-cancer life, I was a semi-decent long distance runner, so my resting heart rate was pretty low ---around 45 beats per minute, whereas an average person my age typically has 60-70 bpm. The surgical team that resected my tumor was aware of this, but apparently nobody bothered to inform the ICU nurses. When a new shift of nurses walked into the ICU, they would read my heart rate monitor, and invariably their jaws would drop, blood would drain from their faces, and they would tell me, in a concerned voice: "your heart is beating really slowly!". When I explained that I ran between 6 and 9 miles every weekday and more on weekends, they would immediately recompose themselves and say "oh, well, then I guess it's nothing serious".