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

Friday, November 30, 2007

Balancing act...

Hi again and apologies for not posting for a while.

I have now completed a second course of BCG immunotherapy for the bladder cancer and have been feeling tired, not to mention working hard to finish my next book (click here for a preview.)

Recently I've been getting up in the mornings, putting on a track suit and sitting straight down to work after my son has gone off to school. However I haven't been bothering to don my mastectomy bra complete with prosthesis. After all when you work from home and you're the only one in the office, being a track-suited mono-boober is not too damaging a fashion deficiency.

After a few weeks I began to get terrible aching in my neck and shoulder on the mastectomy side and eventually I worked out what the problem was ... my remaining, real boob was dragging me down and sideways and causing an imbalance, straining my muscles etc.

No sooner had I recommenced wearing a mastectomy bra containing the dreaded pink blob, than my neck and shoulder ache disappeared.

The moral in this story?

Don't let yourself get dragged down by a real t*t.

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