And the oven. And the car. Five weeks of radiation has finally taken its toll. Yesterday, I sent out an email to everyone I know, including the entire elementary school list, vowing to: “increase the changes that another family will get breast cancer.” Nice. While I was at it, I  spelled my own Race for the Cure team wrong. No wonder I didn’t get interviews for those senior copywriter jobs.

Now I’m in a mood. It’s a perfect day outside, but I’m sad because I don’t feel like going out there. Brian said: “There will be a whole lot more perfect days because you’re going through this right now.” That’s true. For now, my skin is absolutely destroyed to the point that everything I do sends shards of breathtaking pain through my chest. Plus, I can’t let my arm down because the skin will touch each other, which is freaking blinding. Monday is my last day of full-area radiation. Then, I get another week and two days of a different kind of radiation. For my next act, I put biscuits in the oven and entered 15 hours. It’s Einstein day here at the Sturkies.

THREE POSITIVES:

1- Went to the 99W Drive-in with the family last night. SO love that place. (Despicable Me 2: Excellent. Grown Ups 2: Seriously. Beat me.)

2- The kids discovered the Vine app and keep making mini movies. I might not ever see my phone again.

3- I caught the biscuits before they erupted into flames. So thankfully, I’m the only one well-done around here.

The word “awaay” was an intended typo, in case you thought I was at it again.

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About clevercopy

Stand-up comedian, professional copywriter and public speaker

4 responses »

  1. Jackie Mathys says:

    Eveready bunny you.

    Jackie Mathys (503) 781-2872 From my iPad. And the 96 bus.

  2. Jackie Mathys says:

    If you have Netflix, start watching “Orange is the new Black.”

    Don’t question me. Just do it. 🙂

    13 episodes. I’m in mourning now that I’ve watched them all.

    Jackie Mathys (503) 781-2872 From my iPad. And the 96 bus.

  3. Gayle Furlow-Cole says:

    Bless you, Jackie: You write these hysterically funny short stories, in spite of the difficulties you are facing with your treatment. Your observations are pithy and funny and they always make me thoughtful. I wish I could take one day of your discomfort as my own, to give you some respite. With all of your friends taking one day each, you’d have a virtual backlog of pain free days!.

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