"One day cancer will be the best thing that happened to you."
You must be kidding me. REALLY??? I would say it's a good thing this twitter exchange took place on a Saturday afternoon because this would have created quite a twit storm. I know what I'm talking about. A summer Saturday.... twitter isn't really buzzin' much.
Today, however, it's Monday and it's time to stir it up. I can't believe my eyes but alas, the eyes don't lie. I'd like to know if this was a delusional statement or if perhaps it was written in a drunken stupor. Maybe someone was sucking on a hash pipe? The authoritative tone is almost as awful as the message. Almost. But not quite. WHAT.THE.FUCK.
@xeni @LAWeekly. Really you might want to change your attitude. One day cancer will be the best thing that happened to you.
— Dr. Melanie Bone (@AskDrBone) July 27, 2013
.@AskDrBone What an appallingly condescending, insensitive and unprofessional thing to say. @xeni @LAWeekly
— Ɠ⊙иƶǾдҡĿдиɗ (@GonzOakland) July 27, 2013
Oh no you didn't. https://t.co/hOWZ6FVlc1 #bcsm
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) July 27, 2013
A few screen shots...
Ummmm REALLY???? YOU, Dr. Bone, might do well to rethink your words. I have excellent health insurance and my out of pocket costs for care at MSKCC are in excess of $6,000.00. I have diminished brain capability thanks to the treatment to (hopefully) give me an edge against recurrence. My mom is now metastatic after what appears to be a 20 plus year dormancy. I have had a number of good friends diagnosed with metastases this year. A couple of people that were near and dear to me have died of the disease.
You tell me... how will there ever be a day that cancer will be the best thing that ever happens to anyone. If your goal was to draw attention to yourself, you've done it. If you are of the mindset that there's no such thing as bad publicity, let me clue you in on a little secret. In the breast cancer community, in fact, in the cancer community at large, you may be the most vilified person on the planet. And I didn't think anyone could possibly knock Nancy Brinker from the top spot. Ever. Go Figure.
What a BONEHEAD.
(thanks, jms for letting me steal your word...)