• C0-worker is skeptical as if I have cancer or faking???!!

    Asked by NoLiver on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    C0-worker is skeptical as if I have cancer or faking???!!

    I am without words. Today I was talking to another coworker about how my treatments are going and what's next when another coworker butted in and said "I don't know, you don't look sick, are you sure you have cancer"? I asked if she thought I was faking or something and the response was, "well, it happens all the time". I had to consider if losing my job was worth hitting her right in the face!

    Have any of you ever had someone say something like this?

    16 Answers from the Community

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    • Nana52's Avatar
      Nana52

      You'll always find those co-workers who think the limelight should always be on them and NOT anyone else in the office. So sorry you went through this. Best remedy...ignore them. Sometimes ignorance cannot be fixed!

      10 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I had lots of people say how good i looked for someone with stage 4 cancer, but no one ever doubted to my face if I was truly sick.

      My experience is that LOTS of us cancer survivors look perfectly healthy. I am glad you do!!!

      When i was pregnant with my son, i didn't show for a long time. My coworker showed right away. I was accused of lying about being pregnant. I still shake my head about that.

      7 days ago
    • CASSIEME1's Avatar
      CASSIEME1

      LIVING WITHCANCER,
      WITH MY SON I GAINED 10 POUNDS. WHEN I TOOK HIM OUT TO CHURCH AT 2MONTHS OLD EVERYONE KEPT ASKING ME WHOSE BABY WAS HE. AND HE WEIGHED 6LBS 3 OZ.

      5 days ago

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