So, last week I got diagnosed with a very small skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, which requires no serious treatments, just a small removal and maybe some laser treatment. Not a big deal (although I'm not exactly thrilled about it either). I told my family over lunch and they all were generally supportive of it, except my mother (who is just a fucking awful person 90% of the time and was rude as fuck to me about it being on my face), and my youngest sister, 22 and 300lbs of ignorance, who didn't seem to care at all.
I'm not super in to social media, but yesterday I was talking to my friend who informed me that my situation had prompted her to have a mole checked, so in the interest of encouraging awareness, I decided to make a Facebook post stating that I had skin cancer, but would be completely fine, and encouraging others to wear sunscreen and get suspicious moles checked. I got lots of lovely positive messages and comments, and was feeling really positive about everything, when suddenly I get a notification saying my sister had commented on my status. She wrote "OMG you got a mole removed, that's not cancer you fucking idiot!".
I deleted it and called her immediately. She argued with me for a few minutes until I told her to shut up and explained AGAIN, the details of the biopsy results. She went quiet and then claimed I never told her that. When I said I had over lunch, she said (and I quote) "was that when I got the mushroom risotto? I don't remember you saying that, I obviously wasn't listening". I hung up on her, I genuinely was speechless.
No apology, no care about the damage her ignorance could have done to my reputation (and believe me I'm angry enough to sue), no asking was I okay or anything. But she remembered the fucking risotto! She was literally too busy stuffing her fat face with greasy carbs that she didn't even HEAR me talk about my biopsy results. And when I reminded her, her FIRST QUESTION was about the food. This was about an hour ago and she has still not called to apologise, or asked me anything about my treatment, or if I'm okay. I sent her a message explain how awful it was for her to publicly accuse me of lying about something serious when she could have fucking called me first to ask, and how damaging her ignorance could have been if anyone had read it or believed her, and that I was hurt by her behaviour. I haven't gotten any response.
I am so angry and upset right now, and I'm honestly feeling like making the status was a stupid idea and I should just go hide under my duvet forever. I know I'm probably emotional from all the drama of this week, but I was starting to feel very loved and supported and positive until that stupid ignorant fat fucking waste of space weighed in. Fuck fat people.