I had just come back to work after 6 weeks of radiation treatments
My boss was a young, gung-ho, jock type who was clearly missing the
My first day back in the office I was greeted with a hearty, “You look
like shit! How much weight did you lose?” Which was followed quickly with “Is
your hair going to grow back? You look terrible bald.” He wrapped up
with “I hope the cancer doesn’t come back because you’ve got a ton of
work to catch up on.”
He was clearly stunned when I called him an ‘asshole’ but very
understanding when I explained it was because of the medication I was
I spent the next 2 months calling him every name I could think of,
blaming it on this mysterious, wonderful medication.
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