Topic: Humor will get me through this
my journey started when I was feeling like absolute crap and it was time for my sister and I to go to Weight Watchers. We both knew the weigh in was NOT going to be pleasant and had decided to go out for a drink afterwards to drown our sorrows
I had not been feeling great for the previous several days, but always felt better in the morning, so kept putting off going to the doc. Well, my sister called me that afternoon to see who was driving to weight watchers. When I told her I wasn't going she came down to give me what for, looked at me, and loaded up the car to take me to Urgent Care (I thought I was dehydrated, ha!). Well, Urgent Care is right across from WW, so I said, "why don't you drop me off and you can go weigh in!"
She now says I got cancer on purpose so I could quit WW . We just laugh and laugh, especially since I haven't had anyone telll me I had to eat since I was 10!
I try to make as many jokes as I can, it shocks people sometimes, but they'll live....lol!!
Our latest is that it is, after all, all about me, finally!!! for my birthday on Friday a good friend gave me a set of 4 beer steins, they were engraved as follows: "guest 1, it's all about Barb", "guest 2, it's all about Barb", "John (my friend), it's all about Barb", and finally "Barb, it's all about me!"
Since my doc won't let me pick up dog poop or scoop the litterbox (four cats and 2 dogs) my neighbors without pets are using this as a life lesson for their kids, they make their kids do those chores... it's amazing how quickly the kids have stopped bugging their parents for a dog or a cat!
I asked my oncologist if I could drink alcohol (I am Irish Catholic!), his reply? "As much as possible!" I love my oncologist!