hold oneself funny

JACEK1

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Hello everybody!

For the past few months one of my family members has been fighting cancer. That is why I am interested in matters related with cancer. Today I came across the following fragment and would like you to help me unravel the meaning of one phrase. The phrase is bolded.

As always, if it persists, get it checked, but somehow being in this situation amplifies every little pain you would ordinarily ignore. I got a shoulder blade pain and realized I was holding myself funny because I had breast cancer, stupid, but there you go.

Could you tell me what "hold oneself funny" mean?

Thank you.
 

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Hello everybody!
For the past few months, one of my family members has been fighting cancer. That is why I am interested in matters related to [STRIKE]with[/STRIKE] cancer. Today, I came across the following fragment and would like you to help me unravel the meaning of one phrase. The phrase is bolded.
I'm sorry to hear that, and I wish your relative the best of health.

I was holding myself funny
It means assuming an unusual/unnatural posture.
 

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The person being quoted mentions a breast-cancer diagnosis. Although breast cancer does occasionally occur in men, it's safer to assume that person is a woman who wasn't standing upright the way she usually would.
 
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