So much fun, you’ll want cancer too.
Cancer sucks. Cancer the second time sucks a lot worse. What’s a girl to do?
She throws parties, glams like a movie star, treats the kids to endless fun, and suffers through the horror with life-affirming verve and snarky indignance at the nasty disease.
She makes it – cancerpalooza. ‘What’s Cancerpalooza?’ you ask? Read it here…
(If you only read two posts, read the beginning and the end to get a sense of the heartbreak and fear, and love.)
- Tinkerhell’s Breast Cancer Returns : The start of our long journey. We’re shocked at the return of the same cancer five years after.
- Coverage of the Pink for Tink event: Hardcore gamers supporting breast cancer: Our online gaming community of thousands, surprises us with an event supporting Trish and we are touched.
- Pink for Tink: 20-year old video game boys support Trish’s fight against breast cancer.: The online video game support expands to tens of thousands and gets press in the gaming industry.
- Week 1 – How to Kick Cancer’s Ass: Join the Circus: Trish’s last event from normal life: she performs in a public Trapeze performance in Washington D.C.
- Week 2 – You’re going to wish you had Cancer too. Shopping for wigs and the first of the 101 cancer surprises
- Week 3 – How Heidi Montag will cure Trish’s Cancer The chemotherapy begins and she gets Rock n Roll heels to wear.
- Week 4 – Mr. Rock Star, sign my boob! It has cancer. Trish begins the rock star boob-ographs at a Cheap Trick concert.
- Week 5 – Hair Loss and Hair Bands at Cancerpalooza A huge surprise party in NYC, she gets a mohawk and agrees to marry me.
- Week 6 – The Importance of Grilled Cheese and Help From Unexpected Place The kids begin to suffer, and the second round of Chemotherapy is harsh
- Week 7 – Big hair and Big emotions: the stress gets to us. The stress drives me crazy, literally.
- Week 8 – Making Cancer a Family Adventure More tests, school let’s out, and we do some high-brow stuff
- Week 9 – Why the Leading Breast Cancer for Husbands Book is Wrong. (And this post has boobs!) The MMO ‘Warhammer Online’ names an in-game character after Trisha
- Week 10 – Cancer is sentenced to death by Rock ‘n Roll: Backstage with Mike Patton and Faith no More and roller-coasters
- Week 11 – The Costs of Cancerpallooza Cancer strains our family. Cancerpalooza strains our checkbook.
- Week 12 – The fourth chemotherapy treatment is good for Trish, hard on me. : I struggle with depression and anxiety.
- Week 13 – Does butter help kill cancer? : A buttercream ‘Fuck You Cancer cake’ and we check if the insurance will give her more than two reconstructed boobs.
- Week 14 – The Creekmores take New York City by land, air and sea Real family adventure travel in NYC
- A party Week 15 -The Egg-Man and Wormholes: Are we loosing our minds? Massive support arrives from friends and a facebook flash mob
- Week 16 – Blood, Buttercream, and Boobies: Ingredients of a Cancer-Killing Extravaganza: We throw a massive surprise party for Trisha, host a boob contest and make her do a mock lumpectomy on cancer-infected tits.
- Week 17 – Killing Cancer with Ozzy Osbourne’s Autograph: The Prince of Darkness aids Trish in her fight.
- Week 18 – Cancer sics evil Hannah Montana on us but Trish is saved by Prince Poppycock Tips on helping cancer patients with chemotherapy
- Week 19 – Goldilocks and the Titty Docs: A tough reconstruction decision: We begin to think about surgery and reconstruction, and it’s not as simple as we thought.
- Week 20 – Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am…. Surgery dates are messed up. Lady Gaga and Cirque du Soleil compete for biggest spectacle.
- Week 21 – The End of Cancerpalooza: Slash, death and diamonds.: A long drive to see Slash, and our children struggle with the imminent surgery.
- Week 22 – Taking out a contract on her tit, and the big 101st surprise! The Chemo leaves Trish too weak for surgery.
- Week 23-25 – Special TRIPLE issue! With more boobies! And the Mid-Atlantic sucks! Cancerpalooza overtime. Camping and more dance
- Week 24 – ‘By any detectable means…’ the Final Battle. She finally does the surgery, the boobs are gone. Trish is cancer free.
- Week 25-34 – A Post-Cancer World (1 of 2): Life isn’t normal, but we pretend it is with another massive party – a battle between St. Nick and St. Patrick.
- Week 35-42 – A Post-Cancer World (2 of 2) Our first travel, up the northern coast of California, and the Snow-pocalypse
- Cancerpalooza Eplilogue: It took two bouts with cancer to show me what love really is.