Steve Waterman (stephenh2oman) wrote,
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Cancer is Gross

I was talking to T about this not too long ago, and I decided... I don't find anything grosser than mastectomies. You know those silly conversations couples have about "Would you love me if I got caught in a fire", etc.? If my person ever asked me, "Would you still love me if I had a mastectomy," well, of course, I'd answer, "Yes," but secretly in my mind I'd be adding, "but I'd never be able to look at you again." And I can't even imagine what it would be like to be in bed with someone after that. There's a scene in The Family Stone with a mastectomied Diane Keaton being held by Craig T. Nelson (Craig T. Nelson!) and I found it uttlerly revolting. It's completely unreasonable, but whatever. Girls, don't get cancer! Yuck!

In other news:

"Why had she told me? She told me to wound me, or out of habit or to drive me mad. I didn't care if it was a clue or if it was a plea or if it was a tease. No. She told me so I would stop her, and of course I would."

What? Well, maybe. Who knows? It was something I once trained for, but now? Would I even be doing it for the right reasons?

P.S. Anna Nicole Smith is dead and it's nearly as weird as Saddam being dead.
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Girls, don't get cancer! Yuck!

You're an ignorant jerk.
Am I serious? Well, yes and no. I do really think that mastectomies are gross. It's unreasonable (as I noted), but it's true. I don't think it's any worse than being grossed out by broccoli, or anal sex, or that scene in Village of the Damned where Kirstie Alley dissects herself. (All things that also gross me out, by the way.)

And even though my advice for girls not to get cancer (particularly breast cancer) is technically good advice (for any gender really), I do realize that most people have limited control over contracting the disease. And honestly, I feel that my statement was rather obvious in its jocularity.

If I had to guess, I'd say the problem stems from you knowing someone who died from breast or some other form of cancer (or at least dealt with the hardships of having the disease) and that you're sensitive about it. And if that is the case, that's sad, but I'm not writing this to offend. I don't think that my entry here is really about attacking anyone. I just like to note an odd quirk of mine every now and then and see if anyone relates. I guess you don't, on this matter.

But, in any case, thanks for reading! It's always nice to know that someone out there (even anonymous strangers from Washington state) is reading what you're writing.