Why Do Chemo Patients Like Puns?
At one point during chemo, mouth sores were threatening. My breast care coodinator warned me to be proactive, as she had seen people in the hospital on a morphine drip from the pain of mouth sores! I called my doctor and … Continue reading
During the crazy rush of evaluation, testing and scheduling leading up to the start of my cancer treatments, I made up a little song. I don’t know I don’t know There’s so very many things that I don’t know My … Continue reading
We were explaining to the girls that I wouldn’t be having surgery. Instead, I would be having some really strong medicine that would make me tired. Daddy was going to need help from the girls. My six year old piped up: “We … Continue reading
You might be surprised, disappointed or even angry to find so many issues in your life post treatment. Recovery can be stunningly slower than your exptectations. You may, or may not, look “fine” but you will be different in many … Continue reading
It was helpful to me to learn that other people going through cancer treatment had trouble sleeping. My anti-nausea medication, Ativan, helped me when sleep was elusive, but you might need to ask the doctor for something specifically to help … Continue reading
My husband and I decided if we were not afraid, our 6 and 10 year old daughters wouldn’t be afraid either. We were careful to package scary news to make it as easy to hear as possible. For example, when I … Continue reading