Chemotherapy Quotes

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Christopher Hitchens
“I love the imagery of struggle. I sometimes wish I were suffering in a good cause, or risking my life for the good of others, instead of just being a gravely endangered patient. Allow me to inform you, though, that when you sit in a room with a set of other finalists, and kindly people bring a huge transparent bag of poison and plug it into your arm, and you either read or don't read a book while the venom sack gradually empties itself into your system, the image of the ardent solider is the very last one that will occur to you. You feel swamped with passivity and impotence: dissolving in powerlessness like a sugar lump in water.”
Christopher Hitchens, Mortality

Steven  Hall
“It's like they say about soldiers coming back from war. People all around you are dying. Really dying, Eric. You go in for a week's chemotherapy and you're in a ward with people who are really, actually dying, there and then and doing their best to come to terms with it. When the week's up, you go home and you see your family and your friends and everything's normal and familiar. It's too much. You think - one world can't possibly hold both these lives and you feel like you're going to go crazy when you realise the world is that big and it can fill with the most terrible things whenever it wants to.”
Steven Hall, The Raw Shark Texts

Abigail Barnette
“Well, at least you'll get some down time to heal up before the chemo. Of course, that sounds kind of like in The Princess Bride when they heal Westley up before they torture him.”
Abigail Barnette, The Girlfriend

Nancy S. Mure
“Disobey God and you are forgiven. Disobey Nature and you get disease.”
Nancy S. Mure, EAT! Empower, Adjust, Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed On Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

Nancy S. Mure
“An unhealthy life is destined to end with an unhealthy death.”
Nancy S. Mure, Eat! Empower. Adjust. Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight, Succeed on Any Diet Plan, Bust Through Any Plateau in 3 Empowering Steps!

Joni Rodgers
“They say the Lord never gives us more than we can bear. This is only true of money and cleavage.”
Joni Rodgers, Bald in the Land of Big Hair: A True Story

Lawrence Wray
“Why does chemo always have side effects like sickness and hair loss?
Why not 'invisibility' or 'spontaneous orgasms'?”
Lawrence Wray

Lawrence Wray
“Don't delegate your survival to the doctors and hope for the best.
You have to participate in your own cure.
You have to fight.”
Lawrence Wray

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“My head is burning again this morning. I am starting to get used to it and see it as a glow. The head weighs fourteen pounds or thereabouts. Today, mine feels like a giant sunflower perched on top of a slender, swaying reed. It is odd to me how an easy day like yesterday is followed by another like today. I stay with discomfort, and pause to rest the lids of my eyes, my head on its stem.”
Cathy Edgett, Breast Strokes: Two Friends Journal Through the Unexpected Gifts of Cancer

Lawrence Wray
“If cancer was a mugger you would at least throw a punch.
What's different?”
Lawrence Wray

Lawrence Wray
“If you have cancer, The Cancer Survivors Club is looking for new members.
We're waiting for you.”
Lawrence Wray

Lawrence Wray
“Cancer is a fight to the death.
Either you kill it, or it will kill you.
Get ready to brawl.”
Lawrence Wray

Lawrence Wray
“We all have two lives.
The second one starts when we realise we only have one.”
Lawrence Wray

Lawrence Wray
“You have to fight, because if you don't, you let the opponent win, and if your opponent is cancer, the results can be deadly.”
Lawrence Wray

Lawrence Wray
“Did you notice the smile on a cancer patient's face after the last treatment?
That's the smile you want on your face.”
Lawrence Wray

Brett M. Cordes
“I never let anyone see me cry or feel sorry for myself. Attitude and the will to live is so important during and after treatment that if you don't have a good attitude or a strong will to live, treatment doesn't work.”
Brett M. Cordes, Cancer is for Old(er) People: How Young Minds Beat an Old Disease

“Cancer makes billions of dollars everyday for the wealthy who profit from the drugs, treatments, care, and other cancer related products provided by corporations they own. This is why no cure has ever been allowed to be made public nor ever will.”
James Thomas Kesterson Jr

Niyati Tamaskar
“There’s a phenomenon known as “chemo brain.” She described it as feeling foggy, not being as sharp or alert, to which I said, “So, I’ll finally know what it’s like to be above average?”
Niyati Tamaskar, Unafraid: A survivor's quest for human connection

“Chemotherapy also kills hidden cancer cells of the body... but that's not war.”

“Daily, Mom applied hairspray to her stylish hairdo. I remember the smell and the sound of the chemicals invading her ears, nose, and throat, and mine too since I loved to hang out with her. This era marked the start of the consumer use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), an organic compound produced as a volatile derivative of methane and ethane that affects the ozone layer of our Earth. These applications of toxins kept Mom’s hair in place until her next appointment. The CFCs from the new aerosol sprays undoubtedly contributed to my sweet mama’s subsequent poor health. But she didn’t stop using hairspray until she went bald from chemotherapy. The United States banned Chlorofluorocarbons in 1978.”
Donna Maltz, Living Like The Future Matters: The Evolution of a Soil to Soul Entrepreneur