By Debbie Kerr
Just as cancer and the reactions to it are different for everyone, the words that irritate you during your cancer experience may be totally acceptable to someone else. The following are my lists of words and phrases that were not okay, somewhat okay, and more than okay.
More than Okay
What did and didn’t work for you?
6/30/2018 09:38:49 am
7/1/2018 10:57:11 am
Thanks for taking the time to read the post and leave a comment.
10/29/2018 07:32:00 pm
The good news is you don't need to be happy to laugh. Laughter can help cure a lot of diseases because it can significantly improve our immune system. There had been a study that proves the immune system cannot really tell whether you are happy or not, even with fake laughter, it will have the same reaction and it will be positive. It will be so great that next time you laugh, it will be real this time. So it really won't hurt to force a laugh sometimes. You will never know when you will need it.
6/30/2018 10:25:30 am
Love the article. Just starting the breast cancer journey, two years after the "just thyroid" cancer surgery and treatment.Yes, the waiting is my problem. For many reasons,after May 31 diagnosis, surgery isn't until July 30!
7/1/2018 10:59:01 am
It's horrible when you have something like surgery hanging over your head for so many months. I don't think the medical profession can possibly know what it's like unless they've been through it.
6/30/2018 05:04:21 pm
7/1/2018 11:02:32 am
As usual, you've come up with some great additions to my list. I was going to put "How are you doing?" on my okay list but I have seen other women very irritated by it. I decided not to be controversial. (I know, not very me to do that.) Personally, I would rather be asked how I feel than have someone assume that they know how I feel.
7/1/2018 10:26:07 am
You so clearly express what almost every cancer patient thinks /feels.
7/1/2018 11:03:26 am
Ann, Thanks as always for your feedback and support.
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