A nice illustration of the power of humour and friendship during (and after) cancer by Suleika Jaouad. Quote:
Of course, we knew there was nothing fun or funny about sitting in a chemo suite — but developing a friendship during our shared crisis became a life-changing outlet. Cancer patients can attest that, whether we are always aware of it or not, we can’t share the same things in the same ways with people who have never had cancer.
For me and Kristen, laughter now plays a more defining role in our friendship than cancer does. One day, discussing our shared love for the Bravo television series “Real Housewives,” we came up with an idea for a spinoff. We liked the idea so much that we even made a video about it called “The Real Housewives of Chemotherapy.” We could not stop laughing while we made it, and we now hope to use the video as a way to connect with other young cancer patients.
Some aspects of the video are quite funny (5 minutes) but clearly Suleika and Kristen are enjoying themselves tremendously, which is the most important aspect.