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Today's dose of irreverence - Cancer Cliche's; post em if you've got em!

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D Lewis
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After my LONG AND COURAGEOUS BATTLE with Head Neck cancer, I am learning to deal with my NEW NORMAL.  The fact that people are LIFTING ME IN PRAYER has helped me to become a SURVIVOR.  Sometimes I feel a lump and fear a cancer recurrence, but I tell myself IT AIN'T CANCER TILL SOMEONE TELLS ME IT'S CANCER. Every day I LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, knowing that EVERY DAY IS PRECIOUS.

Did I omit any cliche's?  Add them to the list if you can think of any I missed.

Deb

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CivilMatt
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Deb,

See what did I say, “honest shoot from the hip style”.  This is sure a departure from dental questions. I tend to ride my horse on cliché trails, he tends to buck less.  Is this what is known as an abi-normal post or is this normal?  I would like to taste what you are drinking but everything tastes like card board.  Feel free to vent Deb we’ve heard it all, the H&N forum is the greatest.  Sometimes these threads are as dry as my mouth, but you are like a Xylimelt in the evening, pop a few and I can sleep.  Slowly, I am feeling better and the side effects are less, but remember it is tough but doable.  I have to admit I had a high tolerance for pain and I stayed in front of the nausea and luckily my magic mouth wash and my Lorazapam made treatments bearable. I’ld like to help with the clichés but I had radiation brain and cannot think straight and from what I ‘ve heard my teeth are going  to fall out.

Matt

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donfoo
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very nice. you got quite a few in there my friend!

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fishmanpa
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"Now you weigh what your BMI says you should weigh..."

Oh really? And I look like a freakin' skeleton! How about YOU go on my diet!

"T"

 

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phrannie51
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both you and Matt give me a chuckle most of the time.

There isn't much left over in the cliche department, so I'll just keep putting one foot in front of the other, one day at a time...trudging the way to my happy destiny.

p

PS...Matt...I just said to my hubby today...."this must be teeth week on CSN...."...LOL. 

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CivilMatt
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Phrannie,

Don’t worry, the beast won’t get you, we won this battle and the monster has been zapped.  So jump back on the train, that light you see at the end of the tunnel is our last stop on this adventure, no more groundhog days for us, just soft food and smoothies using our Vita-mix 5000.  You say it might be Thrush, but I looked at your tongue and I think it was just spicy foods.  What do you say we work up what little saliva we have, spit in a tube and meet Laralyn at the DNA lab and since I was HPV+ I should get better results.  7 weeks spinning this yarn will go by fast once it gets started so I guess we just hurry-up and wait.

Night,

Matt

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Deb,

Good post....welcome to the wonderful world of cancer.   I hope to god this isn't what it all boils down to.  But if so cliche away everyone !  My best sent to you Deb !   Katie 

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ratface
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Bad things happen to good people (First thing my Doctor said)

 

hey, I could get hit by a bus and be worse off than you (well meaning Fools trying to empathize)  

 

There is nothing worse than a kid with cancer  ( misdirected friends  who just don't know what to say)

 

 

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longtermsurvivor
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"you got what you deserved." 

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rachel12yrsuv
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Thats just as bad as my EX( this js just one reason he's an EX) " i wish you would've died" me" thank God i didnt BYE BYE!"

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hwt
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While you were all up at 2 a.m. posting, I was dreaming that the few teeth I have left on the bottom were on a track and could be slotted to different positions. I could move them all to the front for appearance or to the side/back for eating. Thought I'd look into getting a patent today.

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phrannie51
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the mental picture was great!!  Thanks for the laugh.

p

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fisrpotpe
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most here are special as we have THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

 

KEEP BEING THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD AND KEEP CHUGGING ALONG 

 

LIFE IS 10% WHAT HAPPENS TO US AND 90% HOW WE HANDLE IT

 

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jim and i
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I could not think of an addition but enjoyed those posted. And if Jim's oncologist says, "Your the healthiest sick patient I have," one more time I might just smack him. :) zjust kidding.

Debbie

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MICH4EL
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Let's not forget to GO TO YOUR HAPPY PLACE during radiation treatments

Did anyone say that it is 90% MENTAL? 

ONE DAY AT A TIME.

 

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jcortney
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The light at the end of the tunnel isn't a freight train.... no it's a royal pain

J.

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rachel12yrsuv
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I liked " you look great" as apposed to what a walking Zombie or worse heaven help me wgat did i look like before this crAp! Lol

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Duggie88
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Christmas Day 2009 one week after sugery, I had a trach that was draining throat sludge, 4 drainage tubes out of my neck, staples along my swollen neck from ear to ear, and a feeding tube coming out my nose and my sister-in law looks at me while crying and states "your my hero".

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rachel12yrsuv
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That one is in the top10, but then we all were HEROS!

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rachel12yrsuv
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That one is in the top10, but then we all were HEROS!

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Skiffin16
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My favoriot phrase was,

"Other than having Cancer, I'm in perfect health..."

JG

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hawk711
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I love the question "Are you back to normal now, 100%?"  Yeah if no saliva, taste or appetite is normal.  I tell them the new normal story and their eyes glaze over.  Unless you lived it, you don't get it.

All the best

Steve

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rachel12yrsuv
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Steve,

good one!

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CivilMatt
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Deb,

How did I get cancer? “I was breathing in when I should have been breathing out”.

Matt

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