Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Camp Nukemboobies

Well, I must say the whole breast cancer thing sucks. During active treatment, I especially despised the radiation therapy. It was literally cold. and impersonal. and exhausting. and depressing. Like the rest of it wasn't? But personally, I had the most trouble with the radiation both physically and emotionally.

When I decided to make my own cancer-related designs, the radiation designs were some of the very first to come to my chemo-laden imagination. They are still some of my best-selling designs, so I know other people share my sense of humor, or pain, or both. I revamped my Camp Nukemboobies this year and I think it turned out nice with the radiation symbol on the pink tent. Going to radiation treatment is a lot like camp: you meet new people, get a sunburn, miss home, get tired. Fortunately there are no bugs, but unfortunately there is no fun either! Camp Nukemboobies shirt may help you put a little fun into the marathon of radiation treatments for breast cancer.

And my generic radiation design Been There Fried That has a big dose of reality... Put a fork in me, I'm done!

If you know anyone undergoing radiation therapy, be sure to give them lots of encouragement and hugs. But check with them on the hugs, sometimes places can be a little toasty!


Melissa Swanson said...

Margerie, Your blog came at the perfect time... I had my second radiation treatment this morning and today I was just an emotional mess (at work, unfortunately). I am having a much harder time with radiation than chemo-what's with that? Anyway, good to read that I'm not the only one... thanks for the boost! Melissa

Margerie said...

I am sorry you had to go to camp Melissa. I was caught off-guard by the radiation too. As soon as they started tattooing me like a piece of meat, I could tell it was not going to be my stoic moment.

My oncologist told me I had permission to fall apart a little, it is only normal.

Hope the rest of your treatment goes as smooth as possible and it sends you on your road to wellness. I am three years out now and life is good. Hang in there and thanks for commenting.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Margerie, I absolutely LOVE what you do. You're an inspiration to us all.

shannond said...

Love these! You are so right radiation was terrible!