Oct 06, 2012 - 9:11 pm
I was at the local grocery store today and was explaining about why I was being fussy about how much to put in each bag. I explained I had breast cancer and the surgery messed things up from the rib cage to the neck. The lady at the register, smiled and nodded. I knew she either knew someone with cancer or had it herself. So I asked if she knew anyone with breast cancer and she said she did. I was so excited to have her tell them about the free cut and style at Jc Penney's this month.
Then the awful question came..."Is it for other cancers, too?" Then I felt all the wind out of my sails and then some. I knew what was coming when I said, no. She said, I had two types of cancer and I get nothing.
I felt so bad. Nothing like inadvertently kicking someone who had two types of cancer down.