First off I would like to tell you a little about myself and why I have a podcast called Laughing with Cancer. My name is Rick Ochoa but a lot of people know me as Elvisrico. I’m a father, a grandfather, an Elvis impersonator, and a cancer survivor. My cancer is not gone but I’m surviving with it. I was diagnosed with Leukemia on Valentines Day 2003 ( quite the “I love you gift” ). I was diagnosed with CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) a slower progressing cancer, but progressing nonetheless. Ever since that day my life has been a roller coaster ride of emotion and confusion (from being positive, to thoughts of suicide). One of the things that has helped me is laughter and a podcast called Keith and the Girl.
It’s been hard to stay positive and get back on track, and sometimes I find myself taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back, but I push forward and keep going. Laughter is one of the tools I use to help me get through the day. I’m hoping my podcast Laughing with Cancer and website will help others.
My podcast “Laughing with Cancer” deals with cancer, chronic illness, health tips, eating habits (diet) and positive thinking through laughter and just life all around. I would like to give a disclaimer, saying I’m not a doctor, psychiatrist, physical therapist, nutritionist or personal trainer. I’m just a guy with cancer trying to stay as healthy and positive as possible and enjoy life the best I can. So please join me as we get to know one another and travel down this path called life, and remember my friends… If you’re not laughing you’re just letting life pass you by.