Why Do Chemo Patients Like Puns?
At my fourth chemo, my blood counts were great. The nurse told me to keep on doing what I’d been doing. At first I wondered — be horribly sick? That works? Then I remembered. After the third chemo I took medicine that … Continue reading
**This post was written on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 and originally published on a blog site that is now closed.** Tomorrow is Chemo 4. Chemo 1 was tentative – what would it be like? Chemo 2 was “okay.” I knew … Continue reading
A friend sent a Maxine Cooks line that was totally appropriate to the day: “I read recipes the same way I read science fiction — I get to the end and think ‘Well, that’s not gonna happen’” It was especially funny as … Continue reading
I bought myself one of those toy whirly-gigs, wooden and intended to be stuck in your garden. I put it in the back yard where I could see it frequently during the day. It made me laugh, all colorful and … Continue reading
Before I lost my hair, I found a wig that was so close in color and style to my own hair, my husband and children didn’t notice the difference. When I lost my hair, I wore the wig to my oncologist office visit. … Continue reading
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