Story archives - tag: "cancer"


The cancer radiation nurse didn't think it was funny when I asked her about the possibility of developing super powers.

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2012-01-19 16:47:05 / Rating: 749.25 /

I'm only 35

The thing I want most in the world is for my husband to live long enough to need ear hair clippers.

tags: cancer only 39 [add]

2011-05-06 15:14:56 / Rating: 568.25 /


Although cancer took my little brother ten years ago when he was a sophomore in college, his first (and only) boyfriend and I still refer to one another as "brothers-in-law."

tags: cancer loss brother gay family college [add]

2011-04-12 13:24:39 / Rating: 1253.5 /


After her surgery she couldn't even speak English anymore, but she still remembered my birthday.

tags: grandmother brain cancer birthday [add]

2011-03-30 15:44:32 / Rating: 631.5 /


Finding out that it's diverticulitis, not stomach cancer, is only a small relief, as my favorite foods are now off limits.

tags: food disease cancer depression [add]

2010-10-19 15:21:03 / Rating: 396.75 /


She cried as her daughter and her best friends shaved their heads too, so she wouldn't have to be bald alone.

tags: cancer love friendship mother [add]

2010-08-02 16:18:23 / Rating: 792.25 /


Diagnosed in October, terminal in November, gone by December.

tags: cancer loss mum [add]

2010-03-04 15:57:24 / Rating: 720.5 /


At the age of 12 after a night of particularly heavy discipline, I screamed at my mother that I had called the cops and she told me she might have breast cancer.

tags: abuse childhood cancer fear [add]

2009-05-08 08:03:06 / Rating: 625.5 /


The moment my friend proudly said that he can "rock a shaved head" proved that he is much stronger than I am in dealing with his cancer.

tags: cancer friend strength [add]

2009-05-08 07:58:57 / Rating: 704 /


I could deal when the cancer took both boobs and stole all my hair, but as it fogged my brain into chemo-mush, that's when it finally hit me where I live.

tags: cancer chemo dealing rationalize surviving [add]

2009-04-07 08:40:52 / Rating: 428.25 /


My sister walked in on the family crying, unaware we were about to tell her she had been diagnosed with leukemia, and jokingly said, "What, am I dying?"

tags: cancer death sister family crying leukemia [add]

2009-04-01 11:24:42 / Rating: 1005 /


I hugged your mom and your girlfriend at your funeral, but when your family bashed me in your eulogy I instantly wished I hadn't.

tags: ex boyfriend hurt cancer regret lost love [add]

2009-02-06 14:17:24 / Rating: 620.5 /


All he said was, "Jonathan died today at one."

tags: death cancer friends high school [add]

2009-01-21 15:03:47 / Rating: 522 /


Just because she just had surgery didn't mean I had to let her win during the Uno tournament.

tags: sisters cancer humor competition [add]

2009-01-19 15:09:33 / Rating: 662.75 /


Since he died, I haven't been able to enjoy hugs at all.

tags: death cancer hug love grief loss cry crying [add]

2008-11-03 17:35:33 / Rating: 873.75 /

fancy spatula

When the brain tumor failed to kill her, we were convinced that it's because evil doesn't die.

tags: mother cancer evil witch [add]

2008-10-27 15:30:48 / Rating: 745.5 /


When I saw the 29-year-old breast cancer patient laughing at her 14-month-old son's antics, I realized I needed to stop whining about my life and start celebrating it again.

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2008-09-04 13:53:23 / Rating: 602.5 /


Every Wednesday morning on my way to chemotherapy, I stop at Starbucks for a tall black and white, even though I can't drink it, just to remind myself of the freedom I've lost to this disease.

tags: cancer survivor coffee [add]

2008-07-07 14:00:14 / Rating: 559 /


The last time mom called me out of the blue, she told me she had lung cancer.

tags: mom cancer scary phone call [add]

2008-07-07 10:36:17 / Rating: 584.5 /


She was heavier dead than alive.

tags: death love grief cancer corpse funeral [add]

2008-06-09 12:20:29 / Rating: 731 /


Today you shaved your hair into a mohawk to make my mom laugh over losing hers to chemo and today I realized that you are my hero.

tags: cancer humor mom hair [add]

2008-06-06 17:06:53 / Rating: 4790.25 /


I wish hugs cured cancer.

tags: cancer hug love [add]

2008-06-03 15:35:35 / Rating: 953.25 /


In order to feel as if he had some sort of control over his cancer, my father would search the streets for a dollar in change before each chemo session.

tags: father dad cancer control fear [add]

2008-04-21 13:59:16 / Rating: 780.25 /


After hearing from my mother that my father had lung cancer, the only thing I knew to do was light up a cigarette.

tags: father cancer smoking stupid [add]

2008-03-20 16:07:14 / Rating: 684 /


It really screwed up my day when the dermatologist told me that the weird scar on my nose was actually skin cancer.

tags: health cancer bummer [add]

2008-03-07 16:53:20 / Rating: 574.5 /


I collapsed into a chair when the vet told me he had cancer, but he put his head in my lap to comfort me, sensing only my sadness.

tags: cancer pets loss comfort [add]

2007-12-03 15:13:19 / Rating: 1081.5 /


Answering the door to trick-or-treaters in all her hairless chemo glory, my mother has inspired me more than she could ever imagine.

tags: halloween cancer chemo inspiration mothers daughters [add]

2007-11-09 11:01:52 / Rating: 915.5 /


The fact that doctors are sometimes wrong took away my child.

tags: misdiagnosis cancer lost son [add]

2007-10-23 11:56:36 / Rating: 511.75 /


It's been eight years this Thanksgiving, and they still sob over his death.

tags: uncle death cancer tumor thanksgiving [add]

2007-10-08 10:52:05 / Rating: 664.5 /


The 1/32nd dose of the experimental drug cut her cancer in half, and I can't help but wonder if she would be alive today if they would have just given her a full therapeutic dose.

tags: mother death cancer treatment leaukemia wonder loss possibility [add]

2007-10-03 10:03:41 / Rating: 932.5 /


My first kiss happened just months after my mother died.

tags: kiss mother death loss cancer five experience regret [add]

2007-10-03 10:01:33 / Rating: 913.5 /


It's sad that my mother's cancer-filled dog seemed more frisky and alert on the day before he was put to sleep than he had been in years.

tags: dog pet sad cancer mother [add]

2007-09-11 12:56:24 / Rating: 809.75 /


I went to the doctor to find out why I had cold that wouldn't go away and a cut that wouldn't stop bleeding, and I left with several appointments for chemotherapy.

tags: sickness leukemia cancer [add]

2007-08-24 16:32:46 / Rating: 698 /

Alan Smithee

I just found out that my thirty-year old trailer trash cousin is dying of cancer and all I can think of is "Good riddance."

tags: cousin cancer [add]

2007-08-23 17:57:23 / Rating: 530.25 /

truth will prevail

As he walked by, I wondered if the bald headed boy had cancer.

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2007-06-26 16:58:18 / Rating: 394.25 /


How fitting it was that my best friend's abusive husband died a painful death from melanoma of the rectum.

tags: irony karma cancer abuse [add]

2007-05-30 13:38:41 / Rating: 867.5 /

Tom Mar Caribe

Seriously, within the four or five months that I worked at a small accounting firm, a CPA died suddenly of cancer, one of the secretaries had a miscarriage, and the other CPA's husband was found by his mother after having died of auto-erotic asphyxiation.

tags: strange accounting asphyxiation cancer miscarriage [add]

2007-04-11 10:40:30 / Rating: 616.75 /