“Medical Minute” by Barbra Watson-Riley: Real Talk about chemotherapy side effects

8 Jul

What everyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer (and their family & friends) should know about the side effects of chemotherapy.

[Repost from inkwellchicks.com written by Barbra Watson-Riley (12/4/2011) in her “cancer real talk” style]

 

 

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“You are supposed to be sick, and here you are profiling”, said one of my “LINKed in Friendship” sisters, as we walked out of the Fashion Show yesterday. “I’m not ‘sick”, I replied. “But you are”, she insisted as she grabbed my hand.
20 minutes later, different woman comes and pulls me aside b/f our chapter meeting. “I am so glad to see you! Your treatment must not be that bad.” I smiled and responded, “When it hits me, it knocks me down. But today I am good.” To this she also grabbed my hand and said, “I don’t believe you get knocked down. You just look great”. All I could say was “thanks” and went straight to the bathroom and washed my hands! Germs!

How to reconcile this? I am so happy that folks think I look good! I don’t consider myself sick. But since I evidently…

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