I try not to make posts about my issues with thyroid cancer since I’ve been told I dwell on it too much and I guess I do talk about it a lot because it’s current (it’s only been 6 months now), and it’s something that took over my life for a while now.
My question is, why I’m asked about it, is it talking too much? I get asked on a daily basis about my scar. Seriously, I got asked by 4 different customers about it yesterday. Only one had a good reason. She is having her thyroid taken out in January and wanted to know about my experiences with the surgery and recovery. People like her I love talking too.
If you saw someone you don’t know, don’t even know their name, would you ask them “How’d you get that scar on your neck?” or “What happen to your neck?” Is that weird or am I being too sensitive?
Oh, the best part is their look of shock when I tell them I had thyroid cancer. They always look a little scared after that. Why should I sugar coat it when you asked so bluntly?
Am I selfish, or is cancer for a young person just really lonely?
This post is probably going to sound desperate and like I’m some type of strange loner. Maybe I am a little bit of both.
Today at the cancer clinic, there was a girl getting ready to do her radiation sim and she was around my age, maybe a little younger, probably 25 or so. I thought to myself,…
Me too, everyone Who I’ve spoken too briefly about this has been my friends parents, or the lady who owns the wrap place near work, or even customers who ask about my scars and are just being nosey. Nobody in my circle of friends and family get it. It’s frustrating and kinda sad.