Walking around the chemo area with my roll cart in hand I was thinking about control and how important it is for me to establish it, at least over the little things that I can. It makes me feel like this isn’t just happening to me. Of course you want to control things and many of them are beyond your control. Other people and their schedules for example. But its also an attitude, a way of thinking and has a whole complexity about it. Here are two statements that crossed my mind as I considered control
I’m Not the kind of person to get cancer. What kind of person is that? One that doesn’t have cancer.
The cancer club: i’d Never want to belong to a club that would have me as a member. Are you listening Cancer Club? (this is a pretty famous attitude that Freud wrote about and later many comics picked up on and did bits about: Groucho Marx, Rodney Dangerfield, Woody Allen to name a few.)
the Cancer Club is like that crazy Columbia Records scam from the 70’s. Once you signed up it just kept annoying you and billing you.