Thursday, November 09, 2006

You know you are a Cancer Survivor when...

...you get excited about only half of your neck being cut open.
...your doctors no longer need to explain the procedure to you.
...you can explain the procedure to the med students and Residents.
...you hold your arm up while sleeping when your spouse comes in to check on you because you think you are getting your blood pressure taken.
...you refer to your surgeries as #1, #2, #3, and #4.
...your doctors tell you that you are a special patient, and don't explain if that is good or bad!
...you have special hospital pajamas and shoes.
...you can fondly call the phlebotomist "Vampire."
...you ask all of your family and friends to write to their Senators and Representatives about funding for cancer research instead of sending flowers.
...you LIVESTRONG.

4 comments:

jenni said...

You are strong! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

genderist said...

... when people ask you about your scars you tell them they should see the exit wounds...

You rock. We're thinking about you!

Prudentone said...

You are wonderful. what an inspiration! We continue to pray for yur recovery.

Anonymous said...

Your posts since the Summit have been so true and powerful. I am proud to have been your "colleague" as a table teammate. Your attitude and fierce commitment are inspiring to me. You are a leader in this army. Sending prayer and positive energy your way.
Live Strong!
Steve