Friday, May 10, 2013

What to do when you've been inducted into the Cancer Club: Laugh

Adam and I feel like we've been handed a pass to make all the completely inappropriate jokes we want. I'm not saying there are perks to cancer. The way I have felt for the past 3 days is, I'm sure, just scratching the surface of how I am going to feel. There are not good sides to this. But. We can now make cancer jokes. We can now laugh at cancer jokes. So if you've got one, I want to hear it.

Let's just say, that people who don't think cancer jokes are funny just don't have a sense of tumor.

8 comments:

Jamie said...

OK, I'll give it a shot. I actually didn't know that cancer jokes were a genre of joke, but I was thinking that now if anyone complains to you about anything like not being able to find parking or running out of milk when they just poured a bowl of cereal, you can smile and say, "At least you don't have cancer" . . . *awkward silence*

Yeah...well, maybe I should just let you handle the jokes. Just want you to know that I love your blog, love you, and have been praying and fasting for you yesterday and today along with our dear THS friends. Bonnie, you are great.

Mom Walton said...

All of your other blogs have quite a few comments, but I find it humorous that only Jamie would attempt humor so far. I love the fact that you laugh at the hard times. Wish I knew any good cancer jokes. Love you lots

Sterling Hurd said...

Alright, I did some research. Here are a few I found. How many cancer patients does it take to screw in a light bulb? None: they are too weak to climb the ladder. What do you call a doctor who is always on the phone? An ON-CALLogist. What do you call bugs with cancer? MalignANT and BEEnign. A man was feeling unwell for months so he went to his doctor to have some tests done. When the results came back the doctor said, "I'm afraid I have some bad news and some even worse news." "Give me the worst." "You have cancer." "Dang. Well what was the bad news." "You also have Alzheimer's disease." "Alzheimer's? Well, at least I don't have cancer." That's all I got. Hope you enjoyed them.

Kristine said...

As I was looking for jokes for Zachary to tell, I came across the last one that Sterling just told. So I came over here to share it, but it's already here...sorry I don't have more! I think you are inspiring to handle all this with optimism and good humor. I also think you're doing pretty good at coming up with your own jokes! It took me a second read-through to see your "sense of tumor." I had just read "humor," but Nate caught it right away and gave a good, hearty laugh.

brittney said...
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brittney said...

Ha - you're a better person than I am. Whenever Chris tries to be lighthearted about the bar I start to cry (started studying three days ago, went on a minor internet fast, and it's NOT pretty). Seriously. The closest I've come to making jokes is, "You can't pass the bar if you're insane, which I will be if I study for 10 hours a day, 7 days a week." Yeah. I probably need to cool it.

pWh, hJh, nKh said...

OK, this isn't a cancer joke, but it's my favorite, so I'm sharing.

What do you get when you cross an insomniac,a dyslexic, and an agnostic?
Someone who lies awake at night wondering if there is a dog.

Sending you our smiles, Bonnie. Love Louisa and co.

jrae said...

At least you won't have to shave your legs for a while :) . . .

I know, kind of lame, but it really is one of my least favorite activities!