Belly Laugh Friday, December 21, 2013

As most of you know, my strange illness has given me a belly that makes me look about seven months pregnant. After so many years I have been able to find the humour both in the queries and the responses I give to the queries.  Sometimes I actually look forward to bizarre responses because they make such good stories. Belly-laugh Fridays is my chance to share these humorous tidbits with all of you. Enjoy.

Sam

 

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This week’s visit to the chemo unit presented me with a perfect story for today. In fact, knowing I could write about this event, made the whole thing much more pleasurable.

This dialogue is between myself and the female  patient sitting in the chair next to mine.

Other patient (in a voice that could be heard all over the ward): WELL, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE YOUR BABY?!

Me (trying to whisper): Well, actually, I’m not pregnant.

Other patient: WHAT??

Me: I’m not pregnant

O.P: YOU’RE NOT PREGNANT?

Me: I have a big liver

O.P.: YOU JUST HAVE A BIG BELLY?

Me: I have a big liver

O.P.: YOU HAVE A BIG LIVER? A BIG LIVER? HOW ABOUT THAT? I’VE NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A THING. YOU HAVE A BIG LIVER. HMMM

 

And that was the end of our conversation. She simply got lost in meditating on a big liver.

I reflected that maybe it was good that we had this very public conversation. Now lots of people would be forewarned about my belly. Perhaps I should plant someone like this woman in every new situation I find myself in. It would break the ice and people wouldn’t need to ask the question. Hmmm. Any volunteers?

 

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7 thoughts on “Belly Laugh Friday, December 21, 2013

  1. I wish i lived in canada so i could be your volunteer!

    xoxooxxo

  2. the loud mouth patient was in a sense a silver lining so you didn’t have to repeat to everyone else that is present you are not pregers.

    PTF and see you in the New Year

  3. I love this idea – It’s like letting that really aggressive driver pass you, then just following in his wake for a stress free drive!

  4. A-Ling says:

    Best holiday season sitcome script yet! I had a good laugh, love the way you described “She simply got lost in meditating on a big liver”.

    If I didn’t know you Sam, likely that clueless woman could be me. Can you tell? I am laughing hard about myself now! Oh, you’re courageous. Love, A-Ling

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