By edavis1993 - 06/10/2015 15:29 - United States - Milford

Today, my clinical instructor told me to stop being so negative, to get over myself, and to focus on nursing school. I'm only distracted because 3 days ago I was told I might have colon cancer. FML
I agree, your life sucks 25 980
You deserved it 1 476

Same thing different taste

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you need to talk to her, and tell her what is going on. good luck OP!

hunterluv1 20

That isn't easy news to take... hoping for the best OP


you need to talk to her, and tell her what is going on. good luck OP!

hunterluv1 20

That isn't easy news to take... hoping for the best OP

Sounds like a shitty situation... Sorry.

Allornone 35

sorry for what? that op could have cancer? that you made one of the few jokes guaranteed to get downvoted? that you choose an extremely insensitive (and not entirely logical) time to make such a lame, cliched joke? Do tell.

addioty 19

It's insensitive but logical. The colon is the large intestine which deals with shit. Rude and uncalled for? Yes. Illogical? No.

Sorry Op, I can't imagine what you are going through but have a chat to your instructor about what is going on.

mermaidkeels 26

Not the best, but he was hopefully just trying to motivate you! I'm assuming that he did not know what was wrong. Either way, I wish you the best OP!

The key word here is "might." If you don't have it for sure, no need to stress now. Hopefully it all works out. Just keep a level head.

shmoooopie 29

I was told once I "might have esophagus cancer" and until my test results came back negative I was terrified. I barely ate or slept and I couldn't think about anything else. I put myself through all that worry and stress but all I can say is if you've never had to wait for a test result like that to come back (which sometimes takes a while) then you can't say anything

I understand being upset but don't let it get the best of you. I'm not being a dick; just trying to make a point.

You don't want to be a dick, but you are.

Not to sound like an ass but when you are a nurse no matter what the patient comes first no matter what is going on at home.. I would take a break if you need one but when it comes to care nothing you have going no matter what can effect your job. Hope it gets better for you

KeannaLove 32

Ok no. Just because someone has decided to become a nurse or doctor does not mean that their life revolves around patients 24/7. They are allowed to worry about themselves just as much as any other profession. Potentially having cancer can be devastating to hear and OP shouldn't have to hide that emotion.

Red_Curls1995 28

Uh no. Just because you're a nurse or doctor doesn't mean you stop being human. I've been to way too many doctors for my age and I can tell you the difference between a nurse/doctor that takes care of themselves mentally and physically vs one who doesn't.

7 are you a nurse? Because I am, and although I am able to put 99% of my life on the back burner when I'm at work. Finding out that I have a potentially terminal disease that will affect my life and family is not one of them. Also she's in school, so she likely isn't the only individual responsible for the patient's care.

Keep your head high op, the key word is might, and even so, don't let cancer ruin your dreams! Punch cancer in the face and do what you love.

But keep your eye on the bigger picture colon cancer doesn't matter. No but if he doesn't know it's semi forgivable and best of luck

I literally can't understand this comment, and your ignorance for saying colon cancer doesn't matter. I'm not sure which I'm more baffled about.