Why Do Chemo Patients Like Puns?
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
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
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
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