I just got called out on a message board for being insensitive to cancer when I said that there were a lot of great things about having cancer. The commenter had lost someone close to her to cancer and said my attitude made her want to vomit.
I don't know how to feel about this. I know that my attitude is pretty unconventional. At the same time, I feel like focusing on the good in a situation, especially one that could be as horrible as this one, is a positive thing to do. I guess I don't really see any benefit to taking my disease seriously, but I think there is a lot of benefit to seeing the lighter side of having cancer.
Also, what kind of person rips into someone for being optimistic about cancer? Really?
Edited to add: Apparently it was because I said that I would be sad if/when I was cured, because I wouldn't be able to use the cancer card anymore. I guess I can see how that would be offensive. Still, as a cancer patient, I maintain that I am allowed to joke about cancer as much as I want, and haters to the left. TO THE LEFT!