Cancer Comic Strip

My name is Suzan St Maur and I've had cancer twice. I find that humor helps me get through my cancer, and from what I understand it helps many others too. This blog is dedicated not to information about the disease, but to cancer warriors and their relatives/friends who just want some cheering chuckles. By all means share your funny stories and jokes with us - email them to suze @ (If you want to know more about me see my profile on here or

Monday, February 06, 2006

MRIs and one from the boys

Tom P, a friend and fellow cancer warrior from sunny South Africa, writes...


'I enjoy the humorous side of life and have found that it has helped me much since being diagnosed with lymphoma in December. Just had my second course of chemo and the nursing staff and I have a lot of laughs.

Before having an MRI, I was asked if I suffered from claustrophobia (what difference would that have made anyway??).

I said "only in confined spaces" - the local humour didn't extend that far unfortunately...'


That's a bit like the gag that says "I'm in two minds about schizophrenia."

And MRIs. Sheesh.

I haven't had one yet but accompanied my Mother when she had one. I watched as they squeezed her through what look like a brightly-lit mains sewage drain, handing us ear protectors to save us from the din. I thought high-tech electronics weren't noisy, but this MRI machine made a 19th century textile factory seem quiet.

(And if you want to know what I'm talking about there, go and visit some of the textile museums in the north-west of England - Macclesfield is a good choice. I'm talking deafening, right?)

Anyway thanks Tom, have a good week everyone, and if by any chance you're MRIing, make sure you wear your ear muffs.



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