Thursday, April 16, 2009


They say laughter is the best medicine. Laughter is good for the soul. I always love trying to find humor in a stressful situation. Or to find humor in any situation for that matter. Today, one of my friends at work asked me what kind of side effects I had from the chemo. I thought about how funny I find the "You Might Be A" jokes. "You might be a redneck if..." "You might be a blonde if..." "You might be a NICU nurse if..." So I thought I'd write my own version of "You Might Be A Chemo Patient if..." to help explain the side effects.

You Might Be A Chemo Patient if....

You carry more anti-nausea drugs than Walgreens.

You have counted the 4,358 little flowers on the bathroom wallpaper four times.

The steroids make you want to eat everything in the kitchen including the sink.

You are in a perpetual state of "morning sickness".

Your head is 20 degrees hotter than the rest of your body.

You have less energy than a AAAAAAAAA battery.

You own stock in the "Ritz Cracker Company".

Your bones feel as though you just got off of a 3 day trail ride.

A windy day can bring on a panic attack.

It's 4am and you're still wide awake.

Your mouth feels like it's been scrubbed with a Brillo pad.

The top of your head shines like it's been scrubbed with a Brillo pad.

No matter how dark our situation seems, we can always find some humor if we try hard enough. God teaches us about joy and laughter throughout His word. We are told in the book of James to " Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds. "
Job 8:21 says "He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. "

Laughter IS a wonderful medicine and best of all it comes with no side effects!!