Day 6 is when we make jokes

Today, I’m officially not working. Well, I was officially not working as of last Thursday, but you know there’s paperwork and things of that nature to declare me disabled for a long period of time. And I still have yet to duke it out with my grandma to get that handicapped sticker, but that’s a post for another day.

But today is an official day without checking email or worrying about the projects that I had to leave half baked.

It’s also day 6.

Officially six days since I had my first chemo treatment. It’s the first day I can write something that wouldn’t make you cringe with disgust or worry about the state of my condition. I mean, do be worried. I’m going through chemo, for gods sake. This isn’t a walk in the park.

But, I’ll spare you the gory details for now. What I’m getting at is I didn’t have that waiting period between chemo and when I would start feeling awful. Oh no. Day 1 and I was down for the count. I don’t know if that’s how it will be every time, or if it’s just especially vicious this round because there’s so much awfulness inside me that needs to be dealt with…literally – a war against the many cancer cells inside of me…but that’s how it was for me this first go at it.

So now it’s day 6 and I can finally find some humor in things. I also found that I’m kind of liking the adult coloring books and pens I’ve received from my mom and my good friend. I tried my hand at it today.

What are your thoughts?


Such a beautiful fountain of goodness, right? Such a vision of…things moving through well-lubricated systems, right?

Well, that’s my funny for the day. Three days ago, that was my living nightmare, but then I got it figured out. Again, I’ll save those memoirs for my tell-all cancer book. It will likely be posted in a chapter called, “Shit nuggets happen.”

Too far? Too gross? Well get used to it.

As you may have guessed from the scripture I bastardized in the picture, this isn’t going to be a place where I write heart-warming thoughts of inspiration. If anything, I want to achieve some belly laughs from those going through the same battles I’m going through.

So those are my deep thoughts for the day. Now it’s off to binge watch GoT with my dad and maybe do some more coloring.


7 thoughts on “Day 6 is when we make jokes

  1. Suz says:

    Seriously though, Get.That.Sticker. And when you’re past this chemo shit, we can put it in my mini van and drive up to campus. I look forward to it.

  2. Deanna Nguyen says:

    Glad you can laugh (and make us laugh) and keep your sense of humor! You’re quite talented with the coloring books too! 🙂

  3. Paul & Dianne Nussbaum says:

    Jamie, Have not met you personally, but you are a part of our extended family. So sorry your first treatment was so bad. You’re humor is similar to our son’s when he went through this. He would say, “Keep it up, Jamie.”

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