Ignorance

It’s the story people don’t see.

“You look good!”

“So, you’ve beaten that whole cancer thing, right?”

“You have tumors? Where are they?”

“It’s great to see you smile. You should smile more.”

“Are you limping?” What’s wrong with your leg?”

“My Grampa had prostate cancer. He died.”

“You’re okay now though, right?”

“We’ve met lots of men with prostate cancer. They’re fine.”

“My mom has breast cancer. That’s a real bad cancer.”

“I see you walking a lot. Didn’t you used to run?”

“You go to bed at 7:30? Why so early?”

“I didn’t see you at the Christmas party. You need to get out more.”

“You always leave early. What a party pooper.”

“You had radiation? Did you lose your hair?”

“Ever try working out?”

“Have you changed your diet?”

“Turmeric!”

“Man, you’re in a bad mood today.”

“I thought you were dead!”

“Are you still sick?”

“You’re cancer’s in remission now, right?”

To all the men battling not just the disease, but also the perception of the disease, fight on through the ignorance. The above quotes have all been directed at me over the years. Try to laugh, and try to move on.

And try not to punch anybody in the nose.

Thanks for reading.

Peace

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