Sunday, February 10, 2008

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

                  

*This Story Is Copied from The Cancer Crusade

Lighten up, people! This is for all those who think it's somehow unseemly, even downright inappropriate to laugh with those of us who have cancer.

My husband was helping me up the driveway to our house after a miserable day at the hospital that had started at 4:30 that morning. Our two teenaged sons ran out to meet us and to help.

As the three of them fussed over me, I stopped in my tracks, waved a hand in the air and said,
"I think I'm going to be sick."

Instantly, I felt three strong pairs of hands on my arms and shoulders, supporting me, holding me, guiding me to the side of the driveway. As sick as I was, the thought crossed my mind that, in spite of everything I was going through on this journey called cancer, I was the luckiest woman alive to have these three caring, compassionate men to love and support me
through it all.

As their hands continued to turn me toward the flower bed, my younger son said gently,
"Not on my Mustang, Mom."

Take it from me, it is possible to throw up and laugh at the same time. It's not pretty, but it's possible.

Just a little reminder that there is beauty even in life's least beautiful moments, tenderness in the toughest of times, and humor even in illness. We just have to look for these little blessings, make ourselves open to receving them, and cherish them when we find them.

Feeling run down today and a little warm.  I have a bit of a fever. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. 

I have lots of emails to respond to and a few calls to return also.

Back to see my oncologist tomorrow.  I'm tucking in now.  I love y'all.  Thanks for reading.

Safe traveling Bob and Suzy!!

Please say prayers for: Dawn Brown*Sherry and family*Chris Read *Nathan *Cassie and family*Ms Dawn *Cathy's dad, Bill and her mom, Pam*Lisa and her family *Ms Bobby * Mr. Russo*Ms Pammy *Cindy*Tammy*Momma Joyce*MsMargie*Krissy's husband,John*Trish*Sugar*Mr. Carey and his wife, Irene*Jay Carey and his family.*Frances and her son, Matthew. 

If this is your first time readingmy journal, PLEASE go back to my first entry on 11-15-06 to read about the title, MEET ME AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE!! Thanks!

9 comments:

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

In my prayers...laughed at the funny...hugs,TerryAnn

lanurseprn said...

Your sense of humor will be what gets you through this. I am keeping you in my prayers.
Pam

ab45yui said...

Your son is a corker, LOL.  Glad you have such a great support system.  My sister has the same with her family.  Blessings from above in the oddest of moments!  And laughter is one of them!  God Bless!

buggieboo1 said...

you'll be in my thoughts!

~~~Make it a Great Day~~~
              Sharon
http://journals.aol.com/buggieboo1/ImASurvivor/

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))Thanks for the funny.I am always praying for yo u.

princesssaurora said...

{{{ Irene }}} Rest... prayers coming...

be well,
Dawn

pharmolo said...

Hope your sickness abates soon, Irene {{ }}

qtcandlechic said...

Hope things went well today..........much love and prayers to you my friend!

Hugs,
Michelle

rdautumnsage said...

Thanks for the smile. Attitude is half the fight....keep a positive one and laugh all you want. Hope things went well with the Oncologist hon! (Hugs) Indigo