Friday, March 12, 2010

Cancer Humor

  • For several weeks the sign at Memorial Hermann Hospital advertised a "Girls Night Out" with the topic of the night being "Surviving Menopause." As we drove by one day I laughed thinking if it was Girls Night Out I don't think I would be going to a menopause conference. And I commented to Mark, "Aren't you lucky that you didn't have to live through me going through menopause since the radiation took care of that for us?" There was silence in the car as my words sunk in. Then we both burst into laughter! "Yeah, we only had to go through cancer to get there!" It's all a matter of perspective!
  • After my surgery I realized that the waistband of most of my jeans fell right across the ileostomy making it so that I couldn't wear them. I decided that maybe I could wear the super low rise jeans that all the young girls wear because they might fall below the ileostomy and not put pressure on it. Mark and I went up to the outlet mall. We entered the store and the salesperson asked if he could help me. You should have seen his face when I told him a was looking for super low rise jeans! They usually direct people of a certain age to a different section of jeans! But I stuck with my plans and just smiled at the salesperson as I tried on and bought my first pair of super low rise jeans! My only pair of jeans with a one inch zipper!
  • I got a letter in the mail today from an insurance company trying to sell me life insurance. I laughed out loud! What are the chances that someone would actually sell me life insurance now? Slim to none!

    "He will once again fill your mouth with laughter
    and your lips with shouts of joy."
    Job 8:21


    1. You are hilarious! Keeping good and joyful thoughts front and center will not allow those ( ) thoughts to have a place to homestead!!! Since my sister received such wonderful news this week that her cancer is responding to the chemo, I feel like it's time to bring some cancer humor into her world. I only wish that the Gift Shop at MD wasn't so far away!!! You go Girl and keep on 'laughing out loud'!!! Hugs, Jeanne

    2. I love that you can wear super low rise jeans! You are the coolest friend ever!!! and the most beautiful!

    3. Very cool, my friend! You gotta get long shirts to go with those, or a little extra gets revealed...ha!
      Thanks for pointing out even the funny parts of your "situation". Love you for that!

    4. I love the blog. I had a great laugh.

    5. Mark is blessed to have such a beautiful, delightful wife. You might find that those low rise jeans are superdy comfy. Not that I would know. :)