Submitted by avivarubin on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 07:15
I DON’T HAVE TO GET RADIATION!!!!!
Submitted by avivarubin on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 09:34
I’m tired of counting down. Feels like my whole cancer life is about counting down.
Submitted by avivarubin on Sun, 06/15/2014 - 07:30
While the second opinion was brighter than the first, everything I go through in Lymphomaland opens new windows of insight I’d have been happy to keep closed. It’s getting drafty in here. There’s that always-look-on-the-bright-side saying - Whenever God (or whoever) closes a door, he/she/they opens a window. Why do we think a bunch of open doors and windows is a good thing? Bugs and rodents wander in, kids slip out. It’s like disguising problems as opportunities.
Submitted by avivarubin on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:32
I've been thinking about the skills and experiences that have strengthened my defence, and will bolster me in the cancer arena. I used to box. In boxing, there are a variety of defences - contact and non-contact. There's blocking: covering your face with your gloves and taking the punch to the arms not to the head. There’s parrying: deflecting the blows off to the side with a swat. There’s slipping: ducking or moving to one side to avoid contact all together.
Submitted by avivarubin on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 16:12
I’ve been thinking about the MRI I’m getting. Will it reveal nasty thoughts - like setting fire to the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid so my child will look away from the computer screen? Or steal my great ideas - like Tupperware coffins? I’ve been trying not to conjure tumours. I’m told visualization is a powerful thing.