How is Chemotherapy Like Pregnancy?

pregnantAs I saw a very pregnant woman walking down the street last week, clearly uncomfortable and carrying a bag of stuff that she needed to get through the day, it occurred to me that chemotherapy patients and pregnant women have a lot in common.

  • You can feel nauseous throughout the day
  • Your body undergoes significant physical changes
  • You can retain fluids and your feet might swell
  • You pee a lot
  • You have to carry around a big bag of stuff to get through the day
  • People are really nice to you (most of the time)
  • There’s a happy outcome at the end


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