ok so let's just be honest, there are a LOT and I mean a LOT of reasons cancer absolutely positively SUCKS!! When I say cancer sucks, well I don't just mean that figuratively, I mean it really and truly SUCKS, and I must add it blows a little too.
Yes, it may seem a bit shallow, and possibly even a slight bit self centered, but when you've battled cancer, I think you have earned that right to be a little vein, and self centered... So for tonight (and every night) these are my five reasons why I am personally reminded just how much cancer sucks!!
1) hair - no matter how much you love or hate your hair before cancer, I promise that you WILL miss it... Chemo will likely cause you to loose either all, or at least a large amount of your hair... It will eventually grow back, but in my experience it will never be the same color, texture, etc. every again. Not to mention, your fast growing hair that was once below your waist may never make it past shoulder length ever again
2) skin - acne... need I say more? yuck! my face looks worse than a teenager facing puberty. As a matter of fact, many times my face resembles a nasty greasy disgusting slice of pepperoni pizza (bet pizza will never look the same to you now LOL!) and it is incredibly frustrating (to say the least)... Unfortunately it also seems that no amount of zit cream ever seems to help
3) nails - yup, toe nails, fingers nails, nasty, tough., yellow... so NOT pretty and there is no amount of finger nail polish that can truly cover them, especially considering it's not even JUST the nails it is also all the skin around them
5) scars - as if all the other things about cancer weren't bad enough, chances are if you get cancer you will also require surgery in which case there will indeed be scars... I personally refer to my scars as battle wounds, but let me tell you they are certainly not pretty and serve as a constant and life long reminded that I fought cancer, and because of cancer I had pieces of my body removed, and I had to (have to) fight to feel like a woman on nearly a daily basis.