Please! I just wanted to write about this kind of comment because I have reached my limit with it. Of course we could all die any day. Duh. But there is one helluva difference between staring down the barrel of a loaded gun every single minute of every day, and the random thought that you might have a random heart attack. And you can just say, “Naaah,” and move on. Not so with us Stage IV cancer types.
We face our adversary, the very thing that is trying its damnedest to take us out of here, all the time with no relief. And people really think that is how they spend their days? Being that I used to know what it was like to be cancer-free and not worrying about dying every single day, I can pretty much guarantee it is not how any of them spend their lives.
And let me tell you what that does to a cancer patient when you say something like that … it completely invalidates their experience. So when you are dealing with cancer patients, perhaps keep that in mind. It will help us know that you are at least giving consideration to what we are going through and not just trying to make yourself feel better.
Ok end of tirade. Thank you and hope you won’t be offended!