This is a post for anyone reading this who has dealt with Hodgkin’s Disease. This post is just for you and me.
Screw the people who tell us we have the ‘good kind’ of cancer.
I’ve read this before on other Hodgkin’s blogs. And I’m guilty of saying it myself as a way to get people to stop pitying me.
Yesterday I went in for some tests of my heart and my lungs. One of the techs asked me what I was getting tested for, and when I told him I had Hodgkin’s he said: “At least that’s the easy one.”
Yeah. I wanted to punch him in the face. I told him that I had already been through 6 months of chemo, a month of radiation and stent surgery and now I was back getting another biopsy. He seemed to shrink back a little bit. But I let him off the hook by saying, “You mean Hodgkin’s is the most curable.” And he perked right back up.
Well – screw him. And screw anybody who talks about something that they don’t know a damn thing about. Just offer your support and move on. Don’t try to diagnose me to make yourself feel better.
It’s this attitude that I’m taking with me to the hospital tomorrow.