Not Your Typical Coping Mechanism
What goes through my head when the doctor has bad news

My reaction to the doctor after she explains how chemo works:

When you don’t follow doctor’s orders, and it turns out they were right:

What I’m thinking when the pharmacist says insurance won’t authorize my prescription…

Sometimes, you can just tell what the oncologist is thinking…

As the doctor tells you about the clinical side effects of treatment

"We want to make sure the cancer hasn’t come back… down there."

My initial reaction is always:

But then I give them what they want.

And sometimes I may take it too far…

What I’m thinking as the doctor explains how cancer cells operate

How I respond when, post-spinal tap, the nurses ask what I have planned for the day