• Do you ever find some things humorous with cancer? It's not a "funny" disease, but can't we laugh a little?

    Asked by MerryMaid on Sunday, January 6, 2019

    Do you ever find some things humorous with cancer? It's not a "funny" disease, but can't we laugh a little?

    I never mean to offend anyone but quite the opposite. I figure if I can make a cancer patient laugh just once and forget their problems for a few seconds I've done my job. When I go to the treatment center or anywhere else where I might be around other cancer patients I try to be light hearted and make those I talk with feel a little better for a few minutes.

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    • SandiA's Avatar

      I completely agree. My doctor has a great sense of humor. I find it really important.

      I have some family members who also have a great sense of humor. They have been known to send me some really funny jokes when I am waiting for test results. Many times my doctor or nurses will walk in while I am sitting in the room by myself laughing. I really think the humor has helped me through some really rough times.

      over 1 year ago
    • Gumpus61's Avatar

      so a friend tells me to watch the movie John Wick. The wife likes Keanu Reaves, so we give it a shot. (Ann is 5 years beating a uniformly fatal cancer) Movie starts with him driving an old Mustang like we used to own....good start. But then the wife dies of the terrible disease, tears from Ann, then a dog is delivered on behalf of the wife so Keanu can love again. Now Ann is sobbling. Then the bad guys steal the car and kill the dog. More tears. Then Keanu starts whacking the bad guys and the wife looks at me and says....."if that is the way it goes the first guy I want you to kill, is the guy who told us to watch this movie". Man I love that girl !

      over 1 year ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      When I was diagnosed with colon cancer, I just couldn't believe it had to be the cancer that no one wants to talk about! I developed a potty mouth, became quite self-deprecating and actually revealed a sense of humor that I never knew I had. It got to the point where I was embarrassing my teenage sons, which was actually really funny. My goal in life is to make people smile, even if it is by making fun of myself or sharing embarrassing stories.

      This led to my being comfortable advocating and talking about the cancer that no one wants to talk about. And I say that if I save just one life by having shared my stinky, gross details then perhaps that was the reason why I developed colon cancer.

      over 1 year ago

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