• Nickinames

    Asked by Peroll on Sunday, October 14, 2012


    I have noticed that a number of pepole here have "nicknames" that the use to describe parts of thier journey. I refer to chemo as poision. I have seen anothe rperson refer to thier doctors and nurses as cancer killers. Do you have a nickname to describe part of your journey that you would ;ike to share with the rest of us?

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    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      I refer to my husband as the Rocket Scientist

      almost 8 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar

      I called my chemo bag my "cocktail" and the pharmacist the "mixmaster". And, when my hair started coming back in my head looked like a peach. My husband and I referred to this as the "fuzz phase"
      the "girls" - my boobs
      my "new friends" - my reconstructed, cancer-free breasts
      the "girls that I'm no longer friends with that tried to kill me" - well, you get the picture.

      almost 8 years ago
    • princess123's Avatar

      I call the cancer center where I get chemo as the spa. You go to recline in a chair, cover up with warm blankets then read, watch TV or what ever.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      I've referred to my doctor as the vampire--he always wants my blood. :-)

      almost 8 years ago
    • SunnyCloud's Avatar

      God's cocoon - That's how I felt through out therapy, in His care. :)

      almost 8 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I called my chemo 2 4 5 Trioxin (the chemical in Return of the Living Dead that turned people into zombies)

      almost 8 years ago
    • jhale17's Avatar

      I refer to the chemo’s side effects as the Miseries these include – Agonies – Tortures – Sufferings – Torments – Pains and Woes. I just call’em as you feel’um that is what I do. While I carry on this tirade I tell each symptom get me while you can because you are not going to be around for very long! You miseries are just a temporary inconvenience on my way to wellness.

      almost 8 years ago

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