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Stupid Cancer

I am so sick of people with cancer.

I am sick of people running for people with cancer.  I am sick of heartwrenching, tearjerking stories on TV about people with cancer.  I am sick of the romanticism, the self-help books, the support groups, and the damn autobiographies that people wrote before they died of cancer.  I don't give a shit about your stupid fucking cancer!

At least you have your brain.  At least you have your soul.  At least you have your family and their love and sympathy.  At least you have your identity and everything that's actually, really, important to you as a human being.

Try being stripped of your sense of self-worth.  Try being strip-searched by a police officer for admitting you're suicidal.  Try having nurses hound you and deny you access to your own health records for fear you might hurt yourself.  Try having your family make fun of your illness because they can't understand it and you can't tell them about it for fear of how they will judge you and treat you afterwards.  Then see how romantic you feel.

Then see how easy it is to write a book or make a movie about your sad-ass life story.  See how much money you get for it.

I am so sick of people with cancer.