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
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
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
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