Sunday, October 16, 2011
Humor Rocks and Laughter heals
Having cancer isn't funny. Everyone knows that. It's a serious disease that takes so much from so many.
I have been blessed with a wicked sense of humor. I get that from my Dad. I remember when I was meeting with the surgeon to discuss my course of treatment I never thought I was going to die. I thought wait, one year of treatment would mean no hockey! Not usually something you think about when faced with a disease like cancer.
Humor and sports. That's what got me through my treatment and still does through survivorship. I remember someone who hadn't seen me for a while saw me while I was going through treatment and commented on how great I looked. Since I was working out so hard for hockey season the docs said I didn't lose as much weight and went through treatment better than most. I said "Cancer is the best diet I ever had!" Some of those around me were shocked by what I said. But I know that my sense of humor was going to get me through this.
That is why I love Save the Ta-tas and their message. It makes me laugh, it brings awareness, and they donate proceeds to various charitable organizations. Did you know that they have donated $690,0000 to charity to date? This means that your purchase can help others. Find out more on the Save the ta-tas site.
Because of the generosity of Julia Fikse of Save the ta-tas I was able to pick out a shirt and one of my readers will win it. (just post a comment why you like the ta-tas brand) I am hoping that the sense of humor will help you through your survivorship as it did mine.
Check out my podcast The Cancer Warrior on Empoweradio.com Available on demand and also available on Itunes.