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Topic: You know you're a cancer patient when....

Forum: Humor and Games — Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2010 10:49PM - edited Apr 26, 2014 11:00AM by AnacortesGirl

AnacortesGirl wrote:

OK ladies.  I know this may go over like a lead balloon but I have a weird sense of humor.  And in the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy and his redneck jokes I thought we might have enough material to do some cancer jokes. 

You know you are a cancer patient when ...

You read a book and you laugh when the subject has been diagnosed with cancer and their first question to the oncologist is "Will I lose my hair?".

Your onc says that you need a transfusion and you ask "Can I get that from a  nineteen year old?" 

When your onc asks you the folllowing "Are you fatigued? Apetite OK? Any neuropathy? Bowels OK?" and you respond with "Can't you come up with any new questions?" and the onc responds with "I get paid to ask these questions!"

For more short, fun and uplifting posts, click the following link for some cute pics:

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Christy - BRCA2+; mets to bones and liver, Taxol/Sutent -> AC, BMX - no recon, Rads, Carboplatin, BSO, Veliparib trial (8/30/13-3/13/14) Dx 7/21/2009, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 14/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2010 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2011 Dx 9/9/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2012 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy 3/29/2013 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 8/16/2013 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 3/20/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin)
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May 21, 2020 04:22AM NativeMainer wrote:

Happy

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Sep 3, 2020 09:07PM AliceBastable wrote:

Bumpety bump bump

YKYACP when you lose some previously stubborn weight you gained back after cancer year, and instead of saying "Alright, hot damn!" you go "Shit, NOW what?"
Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 4, 2020 04:50AM NativeMainer wrote:

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"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Sep 7, 2020 12:50PM - edited Sep 23, 2020 05:14AM by ShetlandPony

YKYACP when you have everything needed for any hair eventuality (no hair, thin hair, short hair, longer hair) and then realize you don't know what to do with newly curly hair (side effect du jour).

When you use the term “side effect du jour".

When the nurse In the lab can't find a betadine swab and you produce a packet for her from your tote bag.

When a doctor says, “What are you doing? Eating healthy? Don't you like ice cream?" (Talking about unwanted weight loss.)

2011 Stage I ITCs sn, premenopausal, Oncotype 16. 2014 Stage IV mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD 1 1/2yrs. GI/perit mets Dx 2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy
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Sep 30, 2020 07:23AM - edited Sep 30, 2020 07:24AM by YesIamaDragon

YKYAACP: When the pharmacist writes a big cheerful "Happy Birthday!" on your ondansetron prescription

When you come downstairs and loudly and proudly announce, "I pooped!" only to realize you sound like a toddler....

When your BOSS asks to rub your hair...

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 30, 2020 08:47AM December11 wrote:

YeslamaDragon, thankfully only my mother wants to touch my hair

Dx 12/11/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 1/2/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 5/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 7/12/2020
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Sep 30, 2020 01:21PM YesIamaDragon wrote:

YKYACPW you are asked the COVID screening questions on entrance to every hospital and you answer "Have you felt feverish in the last 24 hours?" with "Only about 12 times an hour."

And your answers to all the other questions are positive too :D

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 20, 2021 07:29AM Chava wrote:

YKYYAPW you wake up with back pain and the first thing you do in research bone mets!


Dx 5/18/2011, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 13/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/8/2011 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement
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Jun 20, 2021 08:14AM Spookiesmom wrote:

🤣🤣so true unfortunately .

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jun 20, 2021 08:47AM SeeQ wrote:

So true. :/ I've started thinking of it as "cancerchondria"

Diagnosed de novo Stage IV; numerous liver mets; single small breast tumor identified 4 weeks later Dx 6/2/2020, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 7/2/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 7/9/2020 Verzenio
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Jun 22, 2021 03:55AM NativeMainer wrote:

SeeQ--LOVE "cancershondria"!!!


"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jun 22, 2021 09:18AM Trishyla wrote:

Cancerchondria and it's kissing cousin internetochondria. That's when you search your (usually mild) symptom on the internet and find you're suffering from some rare disease that only four people in history have ever had.😏 Unfortunately I know a number of people with this malady.

Ykyacp when you take a medication to battle the side effects of another medication, which was itself prescribed to help with the side effects of yet another medication. Then you forget what you were taking the initial med for in the first place 🤔


Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/5/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jun 22, 2021 10:17AM Spookiesmom wrote:

currently doing that.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Jun 24, 2021 02:35PM karen1956 wrote:

Trishyla - yup that was me when on AIs

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Jun 25, 2021 05:17AM NativeMainer wrote:

Trishyla--too true on all accounts!!!

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"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap

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