LolasDaughter Posted December 8, 2007 Share Posted December 8, 2007 Hi all, Well, Mom finished round 2 of her chemo this week and she has a CT scan on Friday to see how the chemo's working and if the tumor has shrunk enough to start radiation. I have to say to those of you who reassured me while we were waiting for official dx, etc. (less than two months ago! it feels like a lifetime ago), that was the worst part and we would begin to settle in to a new norm after we had a treatment plan - you were right! One thing that I didn't necessarily expect - we have been doing a lot of laughing! We find humor in just about everything. Here are a few examples: - Mom's prescription for a wig - 'upper cranial prostetic'. What?!?! - Looking on line at hats, mom reads 'made of a cotton/lyrica blend...' Mom, it's Lycra! (Lyrica is a med she takes for face pain - we chalked it up to chemo brain!) - We laugh at chemo a lot. Especially the day I took her and she was in a pod (with multiple chairs in one large room) for the first time - after she'd had private rooms the two days before. She was playing the part of chemo diva very well - 'POD? What is this POD? Where is the bathroom? I pee a lot during chemo. I have to go into the HALLWAY to get to the bathroom?!' And a lot of times we're talking and laughing with the folks around us (when we're in a pod). It's actually a good time! Mom makes it fun. I wanted to share (I hope the humor of the stories comes through in the written word - I'd prefer to use body language and facial expressions!) and ask, what has been funny or how have you used humor/laughter to cope through the LC journey? And to give some hope to those just starting out - there are light, fun times ahead, mixed in with the other. At least for me, it was all so heavy and dark in the beginning - not knowing - and this is definitely a rollercoaster. But I felt compelled to share the 'lighter side' this morning! Any other humor stories out there? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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