It’s not fair.

No, not the whole cancer thing. I mean, yeah, that pretty much sucks but I never went through the “Why me’s”.  With my family history and the fact that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, why not me?  What I’m finding completely unfair is that while I no longer have a hair on my head I still have to shave my legs. What’s up with that?  And another delightful side effect of all these poisons medications that I am on is forced menopause. Forced.. as in forget about easing into it.  One of the (unexpected) side effects of the steroids I am given with chemotherapy is acne. Seriously?    So, while puberty and menopause wage an unholy war in my body, I’m going to complain bitterly about how unfair life is. Don’t blame me.. it’s my inner teen.  Later my inner menopausal crone will tell me to suck it up and get over it. For now, the teen drama queen wins.



  1. prettygirllost · January 12, 2012

    If it makes you feel any better, after the second treatment I didn’t have to shave until I finished chemo.


  2. mainelyhopeful · January 12, 2012

    It does 🙂


  3. nygurl · January 12, 2012

    Reading your blog make my issues with dating unemployment and menopause seem so insignificant. Hope it all goes well for you.


    • mainelyhopeful · January 12, 2012

      Nothing is insignificant when we’re the ones going through it 😉


  4. Cancer Warrior · January 13, 2012

    This is funny stuff! I am also going through early menopause, but I have only experienced the good parts….i.e. no more monthly visitor!
    Cancer Warrior


  5. insahmity · November 23, 2012

    You are one of the few people who almost makes cancer “fun.” You are helping me laugh about it — thanks!


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