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February 22, 2012 6:22 PM   Subscribe

Shit Cancer Patients Say is a video filmed by five-time cancer survivor Woody Roseland at Presbyterian St Luke's Hospital.
posted by gman (19 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
"at least now I can stop worrying about getting cancer" is a great line
posted by nathancaswell at 6:57 PM on February 22, 2012 [16 favorites]


With all respect to cancer patients, not sure we need another "Shit ____ Say"
posted by Defenestrator at 6:59 PM on February 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Eh, I'm over it too but I'm not sure if this one is where the line should be drawn. Couple earlier or a couple later, but this one... not so much.
posted by nathancaswell at 7:01 PM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like the shit ____ say memes. They have slithers of incisiveness, sometimes call out privilege, and are easy enough to ignore. I wouldn't spend hours on youtube digging through them as they vary greatly in quality, but I appreciate them.
posted by Betty_effn_White at 7:08 PM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's a better example of the shit____say than many. He's an impressive guy when you read his blog - has been through a LOT and has managed to be remarkably positive.
posted by leslies at 7:09 PM on February 22, 2012


I'm in awe of this guy.
posted by schmod at 7:31 PM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I represented a guy once, who had a beef with the VA. The VA was in the wrong, but they were fighting it tooth & nail (as they are entitled to do). My guy was no prize either, and one of the issues was, when should the VA have twigged to the fact that he was five cans short of a six-pack. The judge asked me as much, and I said "maybe around the fourth or fifth grievance; certainly by seven or eight."

So, analogously, if you've had cancer five times, you ought'a just accept that god wants you dead.

And then you ought'a tell him where he can shove it. Go Woody.
posted by spacewrench at 7:31 PM on February 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


That made me laugh. My dad had cancer for about a year and went through chemo, radiation, surgery, the whole nine yards, but it was such a serious time that I never got the chance to ask him what it was really like. He just didn't survive long enough to put his usual hilarious spin on it. So, thanks.

Is it dusty in here or is it just me?
posted by bendy at 7:35 PM on February 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


With all respect to cancer patients, not sure we need another "Shit ____ Say"

With all respect to whiny people in the internet, not sure we need another, "Not sure we need another [thing nobody forced them to watch]."
posted by cmoj at 7:55 PM on February 22, 2012 [26 favorites]


I liked it. I said "I'M BEEPING" so often through treatment I used to say it was going to be the subtitle of my autobiography.
posted by scody at 9:12 PM on February 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


All the while the machine that goes "beep" is thinking: No, you aren't beeping, noob. I am, and the nurses will come.

I'm surprised how many young people there are at the infusion center. On most days I'd say half of us are well under 50. Woody is going through hell, but the will to live prevails.
posted by esc67 at 9:44 PM on February 22, 2012


Oh my gosh, he's so young so have been through so much.
posted by naoko at 9:49 PM on February 22, 2012


That was great. Maybe it's because I watched 50/50 last night, but his attitude struck me as perfect.
posted by mediareport at 10:18 PM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I loved that, lol!
posted by nickyskye at 10:19 PM on February 22, 2012


Oh my god - "Thanks for the hat!"

I had chemo in February, in Chicago - EVERYONE gave me hats! Relatives I hadn't seen in years, people I went to grammar school with, friends' mothers whom I had not met (one of those sent me a box of TWENTY hand knitted outdoor hats and sewn jersey caps to wear at night), a woman on the bus...

Also: Benadryl. THIS. bahahahaha!
posted by deliciae at 10:49 PM on February 22, 2012


I didn't hear any of those, except perhaps the "<insert-food-here> was a mistake" one.
Maybe i was at a boring cancer ward.

> "at least now I can stop worrying about getting cancer" is a great line

And you can start worrying about your increased chances of getting a different type of cancer!
Oh, and:
"shit, i feel a lump, is this a lump, crap, feel this, do you think it's a lump? i have cancer again..."
Later on,
doctor: "what? where? i don't feel anything."
posted by palbo at 12:27 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


"When you drink, it's liquor before beer. But when you do chemo, it's methotrexate before leucovorin."

That's when I laughed out loud. This was great, and I sent it to some people. Thanks.
posted by Errant at 3:01 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Still funnier than the "What my friends/mother/the public/customers/I think I do / What I really do" 6-panel Facebook meme. Which was funny about twice; maybe three times.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:37 AM on February 23, 2012


"Wait until they hear about THIS on Caring Bridge" made me guffaw. This is good.
posted by ColdChef at 2:12 PM on February 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


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