Who knew that having cancer has silver lining? It’s true. I should know since I’m living cancer every day.
#10- Everyone is really, really nice to you. They have to be because you’ve got cancer! If they’re mean to you, people will talk and when I mean people I mean me. ;)
#9 Naps- I could probably nap at work and no one would care because— shhh she’s got cancer, let her sleep, poor thing. See #10.
#8 Weight loss. I’ve lost about 9 lbs in two weeks. Heck I can eat whatever I want (which isn’t much right after chemo) and still lose weight. Of course when I feel good I think I have to make up for lost time– let me tell you Reese’s Peanut Butter Oreo cookies are a must when on the chemo diet. YUMMMM
#7 You don’t have to cook– when you don’t feel good, you don’t feel like eating and when you don’t feel like eating, you don’t want to cook. People bring you food! And if people don’t bring you food, your husband orders take out. He’ll let you order anything you want since he wants you to eat. Side note– Dari Barn doesn’t deliver. :(
#6 Too tired to clean– this can also be a down side especially if your family is like mine. As long as there is a path way from the kitchen thru the living room to the bathroom/bedrooms Jarl thinks the house is clean. I am teaching Chris s-l-o-w-l-y how to do laundry and clean. He’s such a good boy.
#5 You get new hair and insurance pays for it!! Not that I don’t like the hair that God gave me, but lately (ok for several years) it’s had natural highlights that I really don’t like. And it never does what I want it to do. Now I can have some fun with scarves and my ‘cranial prothesis”. I can’t decided while wearing the scarves if I’m a gypsy or a pirate. I like my new hoop earrings I wear with them so I can do both. I don’t think I’d care much for a eye patch. I have hard enough time seeing as it is.
#4 You get an attitude of I don’t care what anyone thinks! At least I don’t. It’s kind of freeing. I can say whatever I want and who’s going to say anything? See #10. And I can do whatever I want and I don’t care– like karoeking (I hate that word). I didn’t care if I sucked at singing or not. I just did it. Did I suck??
#3- You get a great parking spot at work. Now usually I don’t mind walking a short distance from the car to the building, but this year we’re under construction and if you come in late you park waaaaayyy south of the building- like almost to Searsboro! Those suckers are gonna freeze this winter walking north to the building. Not me, my parking spot is right outside the door and right inside is the door to my bay and right inside that door is my cubical.
#2 You find out how awesome your co-workers are- I have the bestest. Vera, Lois, Brandy, Shannon and LaDonna. My boss Dara is pretty great too.
And the #1 reason cancer has a silver lining– People you don’t know pray for you! That is the bestest silver lining! People have told me they have put me on their church’s prayer chain and I’m in awe.
So there’s the top ten silver linings of cancer. Oh there are some big downs to having it but you know what, I’m NEVER gonna list them because they’re not worth it!!!