Why Do Chemo Patients Like Puns?
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
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
My girls were 6 and 10 when I was diagnosed with cancer. I typically wore a bandana around the house. On the few days I went to work, I wore my wig. It was summer in Florida, and that wig … Continue reading
For example, my radiation team wrote on me with permanent marker almost every day. I decided, if I had to have permanent ink on my body, it better be purple. One technician searched, found and gave me my own purple … Continue reading
Fran DiGiacomo was my mentor in laughing at cancer itself with her book “I’d Rather Do Chemo Than Clean Out the Garage: Choosing Laughter Over Tears.” Her humor was life-giving to me. Unlike me, writing to you from the recovery … Continue reading