• How was your day today?

    Asked by Julianna on Sunday, August 20, 2017

    How was your day today?

    Does anyone ever ask you how your day was, without asking how you and your cancer was today? I mean every now and again it's nice to have someone simply ask "how was your day"? I sometimes get tired of people always attaching the cancer thing to it. But, hey, I have cancer so I guess why not. I guess it's just me ready to be done with the whole cancer experience.

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    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Today is a good day and the first day of the rest of my life....Right Here Right Now.

      10 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Man. I am sorry everyone attaches cancer to their comments to you. That could get old.

      Because I have new challenges, now when they ask, they do want to know how I am cancer-wise and otheriwise. That's understandable.

      10 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Good way to look at it Barry, Live, that's true too I think, everyone I know is aware of my cancer history so I usually get the same "are you still doing well" thing. It's normal I guess.

      10 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      No one has ever asked after the cancer.

      Im sorry if people in your life are concerned for it.

      Normally folks are only concerned about how well you may be doing against it. That is a reasonable query even if you dont like it.

      Just assume folks are uncomfortable talking about such a serious illness and that l, in a clumsy way, they wish you to be well.

      10 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Eventually the cancer thing will calm down. I work w/call center reps -- lots of turnover. I'd be willing to bet 90% don't know I'm a survivor unless I wear my t-shirt. The sups know and some of the long time reps. So I very rarely hear anything unless I bring it up. I'd let one of my fellow survivors know about my mammogram -- when I was going in and the results.

      10 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I am rarely greeted by "How was your day?" There are so many things going on that cancer is only one of them, Unfortunately, many people here have been affected by cancer. So the subject comes up often.
      We had such a terrible winter and the summer is winding down, the conversation often turns to hopes for a milder winter. And very often the greeting may be about what recipes I have tried.
      I do find that the question "How was your day" means just that it is a way of giving me control of the conversation and also giving me the responsibility making the conversation bright and amusing. Needless to say I often succeed in boring them with the antics of The Nanny Cat.
      When people do attach cancer to the conversation, I find they have a real interest in cancer because they know someone who needs that information.
      For instance I have had people ask me about how I felt about the American Cancer society cancelling their Mar-a-Lago engagement.

      10 months ago

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