Patients Treat Serious Illness As Laughing Matter

There are 3 comments on the Nov 28, 2008, Hartford Courant story titled Patients Treat Serious Illness As Laughing Matter. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

As the anecdotes became bawdier, the laughter intensified. Some recited from memory, others read from notebooks they brought along.

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reader

Newington, CT

#1 Nov 30, 2008
I guess the old adage is true: "Laughter IS the best medicine!"
Gail Perry

Pinellas Park, FL

#2 Nov 30, 2008
There's no evidence that laughter will cure you, but if you're seriously ill or living with the possibility that a serious illness may come back, laughter can help keep your life centers.

However, I don't think it's as easy as swapping jokes once a month (and I know at least one person who is offended by risque' jokes). I believe that you have to have laughter occurring naturally in your daily life. You laugh at a funny thing a child said, or some goofy thing your dog did.

But if you can't even laugh at clearly funny jokes, that's a person who needs some counseling to learn how to live with the reality of the presence or credible threat of a very serious illness. The truth is that we are all going to die some day. We all have a terminal illness -- that of being alive. If you are alive, you will die some day. I think it's important to live in the moment part of the time, let go of the fears long enough to have a good belly laugh.

If you can't do that, I don't think a "joke group" will be the answer. That person needs some counseling to figure out how to live their daily life in a happier way.
Joe
#3 Sep 23, 2013
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