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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Cancer Patient Is Stunned By Woman's Tasteless Joke"

Posted by David Schmader on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 12:29 PM

So reads the headline of today's Dear Abby column. It is a doozy.

DEAR ABBY: I have been battling breast cancer and have been blessed to have a lot of support from family, friends and some awesome medical providers. My husband's best friend and his wife socialize with us quite often, and the friendship is important to him. I recently celebrated a birthday and these friends had us over for a belated birthday dinner. They bought me beautiful flowers and a gift. The card attached made a joke about my "aging breasts," which she found quite funny. Abby, I had a mastectomy, which she knew about! To make matters worse, my hair has just started to grow back from the chemo, so I decided to have some highlights put in, and she told me she didn't like my new hair.

Read the full complaint and Abigail Van Buren's official response here.

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