Now open for support, </a></b></a>queercancercare, a livejournal community for queer caregivers of folks with cancer.
You might be a queer caregiver of a person with cancer if...
You've had to explain to emergency room personnel that no, you're not sisters, but yes you are family.
You've been tempted to write a love song for Zofran.
You've overheard your parents tell their neighbors "oh she's just a little upset because her room-mate has cancer."
You're afraid that if one more person asks "what are you doing to take care of YOURSELF" you might commit an act of violence.
You've been ever been mistaken for "the one with cancer" because people think your extremely short haircut looks like you are post-chemo.
You've screamed "of course he's on a lot of narcotics. He has cancer!"
This community is for all queer caregivers of folks with cancer...whether that person is your spouse, partner, mistress, best friend, shortstop on your softball team, parent, child, however you define family. Also very open to straightfolks or allies who helping to provide care for queer family/friend with cancer.
The idea is to share strength, support, ideas, resources and a listening ear.
The full url is http://community.livejournal.com/queerca