Women 's Breast Cancer As A Source Of Suffering And Shame Essay
I didn’t want from my extend family to know, I didn’t want from anybody to feel sorry for me. Because, some people didn’t know how to comfort you; I protected myself from words could hurt me (Ohoud).
You know, sometimes I’m telling my story with breast cancer to others but without saying that it was my story and I was the patient; just telling them that I knew a lady who had breast cancer and now she is alive and living her life normally but never say that it was me ! [Justifying] (Ohoud).
Anoud decided to be at home instead of meeting friends who were treating her differently during the chemotherapy period:
Can you believe, that some of them (friends) went out of the room because, they didn’t like to see me. I didn’t know, if they were scared or sorry for me and I never asked. That’s why I limited my relationship to my family and spent most of the time reading books instead of seeing people who feel sorry for me. You know, in our community there is a stigma linked to cancer and death. (Anoud).
Shahad planned to have the treatment abroad just because of…