Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Stupid thought of the day

People casually use the phrase "courageous fight with cancer". Cancer "battles" are always "courageous".

What if the person was a real wuss about the whole thing?

6 comments:

Judy said...

I don't know. I thought I was pretty much a wuss. I whined a lot and appreciated the sympathy and was really pissed when I finished chemo and realized I could have had a temporary handicapped tag and nobody told me.

I needed it for those quick runs to the bathroom.

RehabNurse said...

We talked about this in nursing school when our instructor went over death and dying.

It just has something to do with our society...if you accept death, you're considered a quitter.

Anonymous said...

It's a lot like saying She looks beautiful.: about the corpse in the funeral parlor...

girlvet said...

SA come back - are you doing OK?

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a struggle not a battle

emmy said...

It's just that the person with cancer is doing (without choice)what most people don't even want to think about doing. So they must be courageous. Personally, I really saw nothing virtuous about chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. It's hard for me to see it as courageous. It was just what I had to do at that time to remain breathing.