I was at Hobby Lobby a couple months ago when a woman came up to me and asked how my chemo treatments were going. I was wearing a ball cap. When I looked at her, I saw that she was wearing a bandana and must have been going through chemo herself.
When I explained that I suffered from Alopecia Universalis, she looked me dead in the eye and said, "Oh, you're one of them," and walked away.
Now, I have been mistaken for having cancer and going through chemo many times, but it has always been by someone who was not going through it. In this case, I felt like I was being accused of being a poser.
I was not sure how to take that and it has bothered me ever since.