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Topic: When You're Able to Laugh

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

Posted on: Apr 6, 2019 07:53AM

morningdove wrote:

When you are feeling well enough to laugh it can be just the right medicine to help you through. If you can find laughter even when you're not feeling well that is simply heroic and something I have been unable to do so far. This is a place to share your humorous side when you can!

Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Dx 1/25/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/25/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 6, 2019 07:55AM - edited Apr 6, 2019 07:56AM by morningdove

"How is Radiation going so far?"

"Oh fine. Some expected redness and swelling".

Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Dx 1/25/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/25/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 6, 2019 08:40AM Moderators wrote:

Wonderful idea for a thread, morningdove! Thanks for the smile -- we're sure so many here will appreciate it as well!

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Apr 6, 2019 08:51AM morningdove wrote:

My sincere pleasure. My sense of humor is the gift that keeps giving and I so love to share it when I can. I also am very sensitive to those who aren't able to laugh and why I named the topic as I did. Thanks so much for letting me know this was well received!

Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Dx 1/25/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/25/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 12, 2019 04:17AM morningdove wrote:

I am more than halfway through my radiation treatments. Yay! I have been told numerous times through this treatment I am the perfect model for prone breast radiation therapy. I never considered the possibility of being a breast radiation model? Someday looking through a magazine I may see my big boob in some advertisement for prone breast radiation and say, hey that's me! Life is sure weird! Happy Friday!

Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Dx 1/25/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/25/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 2, 2019 05:15AM morningdove wrote:

Life is sure Weird Sometimes...

Like... when someone says to you "I've never seen you look better"

and you just went through breast cancer surgery, radiation and now hormone therapy...


Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Dx 1/25/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/25/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 8, 2019 11:10AM HopesFiercely wrote:

I have found humor to be good medicine as I am going through all this. I am NED with a brain met. I often feel like crap from the side effects of my meds, sore at my scar areas, and just exhausted at times. But these things aren't outwardly visible to other people so I keep getting the cheerful " you look good". I think the next time someone says this to me I am going to say "well, thank you. It must be the afterglow from the radiation treatments."

Best advice I got was to stay positive and laugh often at the humorous things that happen in my journey. Dx 2/2018, IDC, Right, Stage IIIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/2018, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Surgery Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Verzenio Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy External: Brain Surgery Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Chest wall
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Sep 12, 2019 04:24AM - edited Sep 12, 2019 04:25AM by morningdove

I think that would be an awesome response HopesFiercely! I hope you feel better more days than not. It really sucks to not feel good and be dealing with what you have and what you're going through. Humor is such a blessing and so happy you have this gift. Share it whenever you can but when you can't share that too. I find that also helps me when I am feeling so bad.

Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Dx 1/25/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/25/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 12, 2019 01:19PM santabarbarian wrote:

Humor people: consider adopting a couple of kittens. It is kitten season now and they will be plentiful at shelters into fall. I got two kittens last fall between chemo 5 & 6 and it changed my life. Suddenly I was laughing all day long.

Humor (and black humor) are soooo helpful! And they make you feel normal and not "sick." My sister said, "It's good that between the two of us, you are the one who got cancer because you will look so much better bald." It was so demented and so funny.


pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 12, 2019 04:53PM Spookiesmom wrote:

And you think after going through poision slash burn, if I look good now, what did I look like before

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Oct 21, 2019 05:55AM morningdove wrote:

For those who are feeling well enough to laugh and boy this photo made me laugh hysterically! Wishing you well my friends.

How bout that hormone therapy! I think I will need to discuss the possible side effects with my oncologist on the next visit. On a positive note someone told me I reminded them of Sam Elliot! 😂

Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Dx 1/25/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/13/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/25/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 21, 2019 07:50AM Yogatyme wrote:

hilarious!!

Yogatyme Surgery 3/2/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Oct 28, 2019 09:30AM Michelle94904 wrote:

Hi all. I shared this with our October 2019 Chemo Club group - another warrior brilliantly described the hangover etc feelings. Round 2 for me amped up (“cumulative” yup) so made this meme to  answer “how are you feeling today?”  Thanks for the laughs - need them! Xoxo from CA.

Dx 7/5/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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