Radiating with a New Metaphor

Radiating with a New Metaphor

Recently, when someone asked about my radiation treatments, they jokingly suggested I might be glowing when I finished. I laughed, and kind of wondered the same thing. Another friend cautioned me that though radiation can be part of a cure for cancer, it’s also...
Transitions

Transitions

One of the inevitable side effects of chemotherapy is losing my hair. I have been surprised how difficult the prospect of this has been. I guess I never realized how closely connected I see my physical appearance with who I really am. Losing my hair seems a little...

Hard Times

Just when the words started to come so did the hard times. I’ve spent most of the past two weeks in the hospital experiencing a lot of pain, undergoing an unexpected surgery, and leaving with a frightening diagnosis. I have cancer.What began as some discomfort...