One of the first things I did after I received the diagnosis of prostate cancer was unusual. I went online to look up jokes about prostate cancer. I knew I needed to do something to break the power of the fear and terror I was feeling. I was certain finding ways to laugh about prostate cancer would accomplish this goal. As it turned out, laughter and humor were vital to my emotional, relational and physical recovery.
Research about humor
confirms it is very healthy for us to laugh. Laughing about cancer or death may not come naturally, but I hope at least one of these jokes demonstrates it's possible. These jokes brought laughter into my life at a time when I desperately needed it:
Doctor: I've got your test results and some bad news. You have cancer and Alzheimer's. Patient: Boy, am I lucky! I was afraid I had cancer!
A man elects to have a prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) and asks the surgeon to try to spare the nerves that produce an erection. Well, he goes into surgery and wakes up in the recovery room and sees his doctor.
: So, how did it go?