- Question from Jackie: Please tell me I'm not the only one who uses humor to get by! I have been criticized for the way I handle my stress, anxiety, and fears. It can't be that unusual, can it? I'd rather be laughing than crying, but it seems people think I’m just being insensitive and that's not it at all!
- Answers - Mitch Golant I suppose there's room for both. In the way you're describing coping with cancer, the critical piece is that it works for you. That it's having an impact on others around you is something to explore, because you're describing a disconnect between your intentions -- that is, using humor to help cope with the anxiety and stress associated with cancer treatment -- and somehow it's being interpreted as dismissive or insensitive.
- Rosalind Kleban I think that humor is an excellent way to cope with many issues in life. And if it works for you, it's a gift.
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