Wow beachbabe. What a thing to say!
Well I’ve finally calmed down after enduring the latest round of “foot in mouth” disease. Thanks @davek for directing me to this thread. Here’s a few from my growing collection. No lasting offence taken, though I’ve been rendered speechless a few times, lol!
“BC is nothing to be feared these days - it’s just like diabetes”.
(Hmm, do you mean in the sense that they’re both life threatening, life limiting conditions? You’ll excuse me if I find either of these conditions a tad worrying!).
...On the subject of hormone/chemo induced menopause: “Well you’d have gone through the menopause eventually anyway”.
(Oh well that’s alright then).
”At least they’ve caught it early”.
(What makes you think that? Unless I’ve explicitly told you so or you’ve read my pathology report, assume nothing....In much the same way as it would be foolish to assume someone’s pregnant unless they’re lying in the delivery suite legs akimbo with the baby’s head actually coming out. It’s just too embarrassing to get the wrong end of the stick with these things. Trust me.
“You might not lose your hair”.
(True for some chemo regimes, but not mine. Not unless I’m about to defy medical science anyway. Hmm that reminds me, I must buy a lottery ticket this week. Feeling lucky!).
“My great aunt Flo/uncle derek/Janice who works at the one stop etc etc. had cancer and they’re absolutely fine now ... see?!!!”
(Yeah because our circumstances are obviously identical. Not).