Every kid needs a hundred dollar hermit crab from the beach, which will likely die within days, or grow to be so big you start to wonder if it was exposed to radiation. Anyhow, this is Eugene. I promise that I will protect him from the cats.
I might be dating myself, but I used to watch a Canadian show called The Kids in the Hall. If you’ve ever seen it you know its a really funny show, and one of the funniest sketches they did was a sketch about cancer. Dave Foley came out onto a stage and announced that “leading scientists had found the cause of cancer”. Then they brought Bruce out (I think it was Bruce) and
Dave said: Bruce, do you have something to say to all these nice people?
Bruce said: I’m sorry I caused all that cancer. I won’t do it again.
Simple, elegant, and somehow, it took the sting out of a really stingy subject. Its hard to joke about cancer, but they did it with style. It was my first thought this morning when I found out my sisters cancer has returned.
It’s my habit to find the funny in my troubles, but I got nothing.
It’s stage 2 bladder cancer. If anybody’s got any info, I’d be glad to hear it.