• When you're watching a show on TV and the subject turns to cancer, does it give you a flashback of sorts to your diagnosis?

    Asked by MerryMaid on Thursday, May 23, 2019

    When you're watching a show on TV and the subject turns to cancer, does it give you a flashback of sorts to your diagnosis?

    It seems like every time I am watching something on TV and someone has cancer, I start thinking about my diagnosis day. It gives me conflicted feelings.

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    • Morwen's Avatar
      Morwen

      It seems like every other movie or show has someone dying of cancer. I don't have flashbacks, but I wish Hollywood would recognize that we actually survive!

      7 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I don't have flashbacks, but I will say I watch to see how they are portraying the patients. I know it's just TV, but sometimes they don't take a lot of care in being true to how things actually would be. But if I'm walking down the hall in a hospital or doctor's office and get a big sniff of heparin, I flashback to sitting in the chair getting ready to have treatment.

      7 months ago
    • Richardc's Avatar
      Richardc

      Most of the time I don’t have flashbacks. But, the show New Amsterdam hit home. From the feeding tube to the Drs long walk down the hallway. In my post treatment therapy, a 50 foot walk seemed like a half mile. I didn’t see how I could make it.

      7 months ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      It usually doesn't bother me, but this week the story pin Chicago Med involved a person who'd gotten a kidney with a met from breast cancer in it. That one really bothered me because I just had my biopsy this week and found out that the tumor in my kidney is a met from my colorectal cancer.

      I usually just empathize with the characters a bit and am glad that the show is bringing up cancer awareness.

      7 months ago

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