Wednesday, May 16, 2007


since you led me back over there, mandos, and induced me to read for a bit, I am going to say something, although not probably what you expected.

simply this:

fuck cancer.

oh, and by the way:

fuck cancer.

fuck cancer.

fuck cancer.

fuck cancer.

fuck the legacy of it and its treatment. fuck existential terror bright and beneath the surface, fuck other people demanding a "normal" performance so as to be reassured of their own existential terror, fuck scars that still hurt, fuck our health "care" system that makes "your money or your life" a serious question and often ends up saving neither. fuck the premature loss of good people, of bright stars and loved ones. fuck "survived by," fuck hospitals, fuck that drop in the gut brought on by the phrase "it's probably nothing, but..."

did I mention fuck cancer?


Renegade Evolution said...

and a big fuck yeah to that. nothing joyus about cancer, and talk about a license to be grim? it gives one.

Phlegmatic said...

Totally fucking agree. Maybe in some ways its pointless to hate a disease, but it doesnt change the fact that I fuckin do.

Elizabeth McClung said...

Horaay! Totally - and particularly fuck the idea that a woman having breast cancer is "normal" and "not really an issue" because....she'll live, most of the time. From when I was a child to now Breast Cancer when from a phrase that induced total silence to the current view that it is just sorta like menopause and that a "real" woman, one who cares about a career or what people think of her won't take more than a day or two off over it - and won't ever mention it again.

Donna Darko said...

took my dad to his first appointment today. 30-40 treatments starting next wed. i will go to each one.

belledame222 said...

gah. peace and strength to you and your dad, dd.

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Donna Darko said...

thanks, bd. what did the deleted comment say? :D tell meee

belledame222 said...

oh, it was that GODS AND CLONES ARE CONTROLLING US ALL for about six hundred pages 'bot again. it was interesting the first few times. now, not so much.

kactus said...

the gods & clones I took off word verification on my blog and the second comment I got was from that person. Ugh.

It tears me up to read what bint is going through. And liz, and yes Twisty. I've lost two friends to lung cancer in this past year, and so I too say "fuck cancer!"