Does humor help you cope with your diagnosis? What are your favorite quips and one-liners? Did anything funny happy in the course of your diagnosis or treatment? Share it here!
I don't have any quips or one liners but humor did get me through the time of diagnosis to surgery. My boss and I joked pretty good about the cancer.
I have another co-worker that has gone through a heck of a lot more than me and we are brutally honest with each other. We both joke around with each other options pretty hard. We both agree that laughter helps our minds stay away from the negative thoughts of our predicaments.
So far, my PSA is at a non detectable level for 9 months now. I am so glad to be on the top side of the grass I walk on.
@ Oriole00 ... could not agree more. I much prefer looking down on the grass vs looking up at roots. It is so easy to be consumed by this diagnosis if you can inject some humor into your life it sure makes the journey a lot easier.
I see you were cancer free for 9 months - hope you have continued. Been on my journey for 7 years now with a few ups and downs - Humor has sure helped a lot 😀
Hang in there.
I have a few friends who have had prostate cancer and most of my closest friends are 70+. We are an irreverent bunch, which means humor is a constant in our conversations. Laughing at ourselves and our variations conditions is one way we maintain our sanity. Our Saturday morning coffee meetings are not for the faint of heart or the thin skinned. None of us is in denial of the ultimate reality, which is the title of Jim Morrison's autobiography: "No One Gets Out of Here Alive." Our favorite line, first spoken by a friend who practices Buddhism, is "We are all decaying on schedule." May not sound funny, but it always gets a laugh. Another good line, when we're talking about our health challenges, is "Whatever happened to who got lucky on Saturday night?" And, of course, for the hearing impaired, "Huh?" Will Jones Moderator
My favorite bit of humor was after my recurrence waiting for my turn to go get my daily dose of radiation. We referred to the dressing room as the Men's Lounge!
On my way to have my biopsy taken I was the second appointment. I said to my partner “do you know what my biggest worry is from this procedure?” She said “no, what” “ that the device is still warm from the first patient!”
I often use humour in my talks such as when getting a rectal exam I say “I can now honestly say it does nothing for me but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it”. When discussing urine leaks when trying to have romantic moments, I tell her “don’t worry if I leak a bit it’s just a bit kinky!”
It’s always good to laugh as it completely defuses any moments where it might otherwise be awkward. 🤣🤣🤣