A collection of stupid questions and comments I’ve been asked/heard over the years.
Feel free to reblog and add your own.
“Did you die?!?!!” - I got asked this on my first day back to school when a girl saw the scar on my throat. I just laughed and said ”I hope not, but if I did they forgot to tell the corpse.”
“At least you’ve had cancer now. You can do what you want and not worry about getting it again” - If only it were chicken pox…
“I can guarantee you don’t need the rest of your thyroid removed. This cancer never spreads, I promise” - What am I your first case? Of course I need the other half of my thyroid out. Oh, I am your first thyca patient. Awkward.
“If you have a thyroid problem, why are you thin?” - I dunno, you have a brain why are you stupid?
“Can I see your stomach? I really want to see your thyroidectomy scar!” - This one wasn’t said to me, but it deserves a place because it was said by a doctor.
“Did you have your tonsils out? Oh, what’s that scar on your neck for then?” - DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TONSILS ARE?!!
“Why don’t you try getting more sleep?” - I know you’re trying to be helpful but do you honestly think I haven’t tried that?
“How can you remember to take a pill every day?” - Because without the pill I will either die or get cancer again. It’s pretty easy to remember when you think of it like that…
These ones have been submitted by Cancergirl730 you can read her awesome blog here
“I had a trachiotomy too!” - Listening is a fantastic skill, you should practice it more often.
a patient to my doctor “how bad will the scar on my thigh be?” (thigh-roid) - Have you ever heard of google? It’s great at making you not look like an idiot.
“How did you fail at trying to slit your throat?” - How did you fail so badly at life and still be breathing?
“You should take vitamins” - Again, I know you’re trying to help but you should just stop talking.