Hey, yeah, so, this has been a pretty fun run. A bit long, for a dream, I think, but I’m about ready to wake up and get on with my life.
Can someone out there pinch me, maybe?
Did I forget to set an alarm clock or something?
No, really though.
More seriously, since being discharged from the hospital, I’ve had a lot of time to think about this whole “cancer” thing. And the more I’ve thought about it, the more it’s just seemed like this surreal little life excursion. I don’t feel like I have cancer. In fact, if you were in front of me, and you told me I had cancer, I might just punch you in the face. I’d feel pretty bad about it though, so don’t get angry. I mean, you can’t really get mad at me anyways. I have cancer.
But..I just don’t think it’s really sunk in. I don’t think it’ll ever really sunk in. Cancer is this big thing that you help other people fight. Other nameless folk that you know exist, and you know that cancer sucks, so you run for LLS, or you donate to Pink, or you do these things that are supposed to help other people deal with this garbage.
Did I forget to sign something somewhere that told my body “Hey, knock this stupid shit off, please”. I think somewhere along the line, I may have signed a TSA that said “Yes, I opt in for cancer”.
Because really, this whole situation is just bonkers.
I don’t think I really have the words to sum up this feeling I have. I don’t know that I can truly express it.
So instead, here’s a list of silly things that’s good about having cancer:
- You save money on shampoo and conditioner.
- You don’t have to worry about bed head.
- If you lose a game of corn hole, you can blame it on the leukemia.
- The swag is pretty sweet
- You get to eat whatever you want
- Nobody is going to say “Nope” to your movie choices
I’ll add to that list as I think of more cool things about having cancer.