Crazy, Funny Cancer

I think everybody who is living in close quarters with cancer develops a kind of personal relationship with it and this can influence how they cope. Some treat the barbarian invader with reverence and imagine themselves as warriors doing battle with it. They are knights in shining armor, getting ready to slay the mighty dragon. [...]

By |2021-07-19T10:59:50-04:00September 21st, 2008|Arts/Humor/Quotations, Healing the Mind|1 Comment

Only In “Cancer World”. . .

Unfortunately, when you're joking about cancer (warning: it's not for everybody), the flavor is often "noir".  On the front page of today's NY Times is a story about the cancer drug Avastin.  It tells of a 58-year-old woman who went to the doctor for a routine check-up.  Unfortunately, he found a lump under her arm which [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:16:47-05:00July 6th, 2008|Arts/Humor/Quotations|0 Comments

My Mother, My Rock

To all the valiant women here, Happy Mother's Day!  The Courage That My Mother Had The courage that my mother had Went with her, and is with her still: Rock from New England quarried; Now granite in a granite hill. The golden brooch my mother wore She left behind for me to wear; I have no [...]

By |2008-05-11T20:55:46-04:00May 11th, 2008|Arts/Humor/Quotations|0 Comments

Will Your Doctor Wash His Hands of You?

 I came across the following gem in a list of suggested questions to ask one's doctor put together by the government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Ask if your doctor if he has washed his or her hands before starting to examine you.  Research shows that handwashing can prevent the spread of infections. If you're [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:58:14-04:00March 29th, 2008|Arts/Humor/Quotations|0 Comments

Anybody for a Nice Cold “Cancer Lite”?

Some weeks ago I posted a "Top 10 Reasons to Get Prostate Cancer" list.    I've found that I will have to "stretch it" a bit to accommodate some new entries. It occurred to me that having prostate cancer might just give a guy the opportunity to get that tattoo he's always wanted!  Dear husband has some artwork on his [...]

By |2020-02-04T09:48:44-05:00March 27th, 2008|Arts/Humor/Quotations|1 Comment

Only in Prostate Cancer World . . .

The best jokes are homegrown.   A newly diagnosed man named Joe L., who tends to be a worrier, was on his way home from a visit to the urologist.  He was feeling good because the doctor had said his cancer was almost certainly localized.  Jeff wanted to celebrate.  So he decided to pick up some flowers for his wife (unlike some men [...]

By |2020-02-04T09:48:48-05:00March 27th, 2008|Arts/Humor/Quotations|0 Comments

Scent-sual Men

  On the occasion of "National Impotence Day" (February 14, same as Valentine's Day), the British newspaper, The Independent, offered some tips on how to boost one's sex drive. First they explained "la difference" in the way men and women *can't* do it. Apparently, for men, the problem is "hydraulic," whereas for women, "it's mostly [...]