The Cancer Card

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davidg
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   Posted 5/23/2011 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Dan Zenka , very funny bit about playing the cancer card on your blog. mynewyorkminute.org/?p=1394

I was going to bring that up here but was certain a few might jump all over it. I wonder if anyone here has never played the cancer card to their advantage.

All I will say is that for the last 4 months I have been dealing with Italian bureaucrats trying to get three passports while explaining why I never did the Italian military service and getting everything sorted out within a very slim window of opportunity.

Worried Guy
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   Posted 5/23/2011 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
My neighbor plowed my driveway from Jan through the end of March while my bladder sling set up. Does that count?

For you folks who don't know what I'm talking about, we get a lot of this cold, white stuff (snow) dumped in our driveways regularly. It can be feet deep. You can spend an hour clearing your driveway and when the town snow plow comes by it can close it off again.

My neighbor took care of it without me ever asking. I love the guy!
Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 5/24/2011 5:06:51 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 5/23/2011 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Q,
 
If you had a tag that was two-years expired, I would write you a ticket myself. devil

leeanglo
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   Posted 5/24/2011 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I find the cancer card works very well in the bar as in my condition .........I COULDNT POSSIBLY GO FETCH THE BEERS !!!! so out comes the card and i just say come on lads YOU KNOW IM NOT WELL !!!
psa on dx 144, gleason 4+3 7 12 biopsie cores cancerous
T3a N2 M1.
psa after 3 months zoladex 20
T levels 0.5 after 3 months zoladex.
now taking 50mg cosadex daily also.

BobCape
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   Posted 5/24/2011 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't say that i've used it as an advantage. But it certainly is omnipresent in my life, and I have no qualms about letting others know of my situation. So while I dont use it for 'advantage" per se', I have mentioned it so that folks understand where i'm coming from.

For example, having some work done on the house and I made sure to mention that I was dealing with pca, that I dont want any surprises, happy to pay for the work as agreed to, but I am NOT in the mood for surprises.

Good thoughts to you all.

Worried Guy
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   Posted 5/24/2011 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh I forgot...
Another friend came over and stacked wood for me since I could not lift anything more than 5 pounds.

And my wife took care of the wood burning stove during peak heating season! Nice!

Jeff (Who's wife now has more of an appreciation for all he does around the house.)

BobCape
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   Posted 5/24/2011 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I should note that while I haven't used it to my advantage (feels silly to even write that), there have been saverl people during the year who immediately offered to help me with "anything at all".. mow lawn, shovel snow, errands, drive me to Boston, etc..

And a high percentage of these people were folks I really didn't consider my self close to. People can surprise you.. at both extremes.

davidg
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   Posted 5/24/2011 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
BobCape said...
I wouldn't say that i've used it as an advantage. But it certainly is omnipresent in my life, and I have no qualms about letting others know of my situation. So while I dont use it for 'advantage" per se', I have mentioned it so that folks understand where i'm coming from.

For example, having some work done on the house and I made sure to mention that I was dealing with pca, that I dont want any surprises, happy to pay for the work as agreed to, but I am NOT in the mood for surprises.

Good thoughts to you all.


Funny you should mention that. I now react very strongly both at work and in private life whenever anyone adds stress to my life. You're use of the word "surprise" is spot on. I've always been a control freak to begin with, and suddenly feel like I have lost all control of the most important thing because of PCa. So I tend to organize everything at work and home in a very rigid and controlled way and whenever anything throws either of those for a loop I get extremely worked up. I think that right now I just cannot handle any other uncertainty besides my PCa. I'll have to learn how to deal with it cause I'm driving my wife, kids, employees and vendors up the wall.

I've actually asked my staff to be PERFECT in everything they do and somehow believe they will be.
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