If they are blessings why do they need a disguise?

No one has used that phrase about my diagnosis of breast cancer, at least not to my face but you hear it so often when someone is sick or even dying.  How their illness is a “blessing in disguise”?  I’ve never understood that. Blessing? Really? I have been blessed in many ways but having breast cancer is not in the top 10. Top 100 even.

I do admire people who can find blessings in things like illness. I’m just not at a point where I can agree.  A tip of the wig to you.