I got diagnosed three months ago and it does feel like I got blasted into a different universe. My whole life changed overnight. I am doing my chemo and heading back to earth and my old life soon! - Sasha J.
Really, I agree who ever called what they give you to wear in a hospital a 'gown'? It does not feel like any prom dress I ever wore. And yes, OMG you can see my rear end! I want reinvent hospital gowns so your tush isn't always hanging out! And what's with the 1970s patterns? Hospital gowns need a desperate makeover.
This is the image I now think of when people come up to me and start saying just outrageous things. I know they mean well, but honestly some days you are just a little shell shocked on people's advice. It is hard to be understood when people do not know exactly what you are going through. Every person's journey is different, and I can only laugh off how absurd I feel sometimes... just like this weird colored monster!
Being in the hospital was much lonelier than being at home. This Snuggle Puff would have come in handy to have something to cuddle up with late at night. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old have someone bring you a stuffed animal! That’s the thing about cancer you no longer care what people think; you just want to get better.
I was at the hospital getting my weekly round of chemo when a palliative nurse came in to meet with me and my family. After a few minutes, I found her to be super depressing. I looked right at her and said , "your fired; I mean it I want you off my team". My family was horrified but I was very diplomatic and firm.
Step Right Up....you bet I am and I am blasting this cancer diagnosis. It's my new mantra and that means surrounding myself 24/7 with people and medical staff I like and admire.
Friends left me this chemo bag with a stuffed animal, the coloring book and they made me Kapow Pet Puppet from the Bring Out Your Inner Kapow page. I am supposed to keep it around to remind me how strong I am and that I am not alone.
I went straight to the back of the book and colored my Cancer Free flag. I am looking forward to landing in my old universe! - Joni T.
My favorite section of the book is where my family sent out the silly, love & inspiration and funny memory postcards for my good friends and other family members to draw and then send them back to me. They are a much needed break to get on the days I get chemo.
I am hanging on and taming that "Troubull" no matter what it takes. Then I am walking out of that rodeo forever! -Emily H.