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(People Magazine)   80-year-old woman amasses 20,000 Instagram followers as she documents her battle with cancer. And so far, she's not just kicking cancer's ass, she's dancing on it (pics, video)   (people.com) divider line 22
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2014-03-17 02:46:33 PM
In before someone posts "I'd hit it".
 
2014-03-17 02:47:10 PM
I'd hit it.
 
2014-03-17 02:47:51 PM
shiat.

/Good for her though.
 
2014-03-17 02:59:25 PM
Wait a second. The thread before this said we'd licked cancer.
 
2014-03-17 03:00:38 PM
Bet on cancer.
 
2014-03-17 03:10:55 PM
She's fakin it.
 
2014-03-17 03:12:31 PM
That made me smile and sad at the same time. What a sweet lady.
 
2014-03-17 03:21:24 PM
Oblig for the "i'd hit it" crowd:

www.jdfoods.net
 
2014-03-17 03:26:34 PM
Good for her for staying positive.

/work as People.com flagged as a bad reputation domain. weird.
 
2014-03-17 03:37:18 PM
The implication of "kicking cancers ass" is that those who died simply did not fight hard enough.
 
2014-03-17 03:53:06 PM

for good or for awesome: The implication of "kicking cancers ass" is that those who died simply did not fight hard enough.


I know what you're saying, but for those of us or currently battling or in remission, it's the best we usually can come up with. I never thought it was insensitive to say, but maybe it is.

I'll let you know after my next PET.

F*ck cancer.
 
2014-03-17 04:05:58 PM
Aww, she's adorable!
 
2014-03-17 04:46:39 PM

for good or for awesome: The implication of "kicking cancers ass" is that those who died simply did not fight hard enough.


I've also found it, well, not sure which word to use----"odd" or "interesting"?----that people sometimes refer to a cancer they have as "my cancer" (as though it has become one with the person afflicted). And now that I think of it, I guess that might be the case. I guess, to me, I'd want to distance myself from it as far as possible to the extent I'd refer to it as a foreign body rather than a "piece" of myself.
 
2014-03-17 04:58:28 PM
Diseases suck to be sure. But I, like many, grow tired of the rhetoric that cancer is something that can be 'defeated' through your really hard work. I don't mean to say that one cannot improve their fate by learning a lot and taking the best measures they know how to in the face of it. Just that there is cancer that will kill anyone ever born regardless of supreme effort and there is cancer that will go into remission if you eat pop tarts and smoke cigarettes all day.
 
2014-03-17 04:59:50 PM

lectos: Oblig for the "i'd hit it" crowd:

[www.jdfoods.net image 800x821]


As if you guys wouldn't bang a grilled cheese sandwich. Please.
 
2014-03-17 05:48:33 PM
Yeah, but all this time she thought she was just emailing her grandkids.
 
2014-03-17 05:54:06 PM
I gained an extra 10 followers because I have a friend who's kind of popular.. And she "tagged" me in the photo. Haven't used Instagram in a while.. But I think I'm up to 30 followers now.
 
2014-03-17 06:34:28 PM
She's probably got a bunch of tumors in her head.
 
2014-03-17 09:37:15 PM

for good or for awesome: The implication of "kicking cancers ass" is that those who died simply did not fight hard enough.


God bless you.  Favorited, and there's pretty much nothing you can do or say that'll make me change that.

Go on.  Call me Hitler.  Call me maybe.  Still favorited.
 
2014-03-17 09:49:15 PM

scut207: for good or for awesome: The implication of "kicking cancers ass" is that those who died simply did not fight hard enough.

I know what you're saying, but for those of us or currently battling or in remission, it's the best we usually can come up with. I never thought it was insensitive to say, but maybe it is.

I'll let you know after my next PET.

F*ck cancer.


As someone also currently battling, I get where Farker for good or for awesome is coming from.  I also understand what you mean; but there are a shiat-ton of people who still think it's appropriate to say things like "you just need to stay positive" or "you need to be more of a fighter," basically implying/saying that those who aren't trying to "kick cancer's ass" aren't trying hard enough.

Good luck to us all.  I'd let you know my next results, but I'm still too busy trying to figure out how to pay for the last ones to go get the next ones.

/Hurray for Republicans, they really fixed that bad ol' Affordable Care Act!
//I worked 50- to 70-hour days for 15 years WHILE fighting cancer before I got laid off-- oh, sorry, before my "position was eliminated" while I was on short-term disability.  FARK YOU Mitt Romney for calling me an "entitled victim."
///And FARK all you Farkers who agree with him.
////F*ck cancer!
 
2014-03-17 09:53:21 PM
Anyone else watch the video of her dancing and get the sense that her grandson was behind the camera mouthing "We need more followers, gramma!  Dance, gramma, or no more Matlock ever!"
 
2014-03-17 11:09:29 PM
At 80 years old, she isn't so much "fighting cancer" as she is "dying of cancer".  Her life expectancy can probably be measured in months at this point.
 
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