Not Your Typical Coping Mechanism
After I submit a urine sample without the nurse even having to ask:

When the nurse tells you how good you looked - past tense - prior to getting cancer

What I tell the nurses after receiving my pre-meds

What I say as the nurse leaves the room…

After the nurse asks how the IV-Ativan is working for me:

How I respond when my nurse asks why the pharmacy won’t authorize a recurring script

As your nurse says “IT’S OK” while you throw up…

When the pharmacist suggests a less-than-effective technique to help with side effects, I want to say:


When they get the IV the first time…

First thing I say to the new nurse at morning shift-change