Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Mixed Bag

Unbeknownst to me, Thierry took this great shot. I had to laugh when I saw it and thought why not share this. I guess one of the best forms of humor is to be able to laugh at yourself, and I love sharing a good joke!

In my search to find humor, I managed to subscribe to the joke of the day which hooks you into Comedy Central. I've yet to get a really funny joke. Maybe the humor is directed to a different age group? Oh, I hate to think that when you mature you naturally lose your sense of humor? But then I always had a different sense of humor - never did like slapstick (like the 3 Stooges or Laurel and Hardy). I hate dumb humor and bathroom humor (like Dumb and Dumber and farting).

Maybe it's not age, it's the people delivering it (the joke)? I caught Jay Leno's show the first night it was on and thought it was awful. I did miss the music awards but had heard something about Kanye somewhere, but totally did not know what Jay was talking about when he interviewed him and had to call Lauren to find out what exactly had happened. And I found little to laugh at during the painful 60 minutes. Point being, that he is more my generation – altho he is making a failed attempt at attracting younger viewers – and I didn't think he was very funny. So, I guess as many readers offered, humor is all around us – you just change the way you look at things.

Today I am receiving my 2nd dose of chemo of my 2nd 3-day cycle (is that confusing or what!). I am not sure how to count the first mega-treatment – maybe that was my 1st cycle – and actually I am on my 3rd cycle. Thing is, they can't even keep it straight here at the hospital! That is really scary. I am going to have to make sure I write each treatment down so I know what is going on.

I did get a bit of good news. I called Blue Cross and was told I can get the Neupogen, and have it delivered to our home. All I need to do is get a form filled out and fax it with with a script. In speaking to the nurse here at the hospital today, she said that the folks here should have worked all that out and should have completed the form and sent it in. I spoke to the responsible person on Monday, and she sounded like she new nothing about it. They also said they would follow up – but did not as of yet. You've got to be your own advocate!

The Neupogen must be working, my energy levels are good; some minor nausea – nothing requiring any drugs to function. Attended a lovely wedding party on Sunday at a beautiful location; celebrated Mom's 89th birthday with all the family; had dinner with my sisters; received homemade muffins and applesauce from my dear neighbors; went to a Phillies game with Lauren and Mike and saw them (the Phillies) make a grand slam, and had my dear husband by my side to share it all with! It doesn't get any better than this!

1 comment:

Lisa Ruff said...

I don't get the 3 Stooges either, they just seem like idiots to me. One thing that consistently makes me laugh (from the waaaay old days) is Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First". It is so stupid and goofy and just flat out funny. Anything that is funny at no one's expense, you know? Like: you know what NASCAR stands for? Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.