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both sides
May
01

A Broken Body

A broken body gets its strength from resilience. Cancer treatment breaks our identity but after cancer treatment, the fallout of effects can keep breaking us for years to come. There is a Japanese bowl that is more valuable repaired than it was perfect. That is resilience and it is contagious. Read More

Bumpyboobs
Sep
15

A List of Beginnings and Endings

Everything is surreal at the moment. There are beginnings, and there are endings that loom. Rather than write a post, I think I’ll write a list. It’s easier to do at this moment. Not that any of this is hard, except you know the fracking cancer bit, but it’s just all so much. But then, the only time it all… Read More

Bumpyboobs
Sep
03

The really bad joke

I don’t think the rounds of scans will ever become easier. No matter what the result, none of this is easy. Today however, was particularly hard. After almost two years of dealing with metastatic breast cancer through hormone therapies, it seems my luck has finally run out. With the cancer pushing further, I… Read More

jc.chessell
Jul
15

Hair today, gone tomorrow

I really didn’t expect to be so upset by my hair loss. I’d had short hair for as long as I could remember, thought it would be no big deal. My hair had been every colour under the rainbow, even, I think, my own. I had grown it out the year before my diagnosis, and kept it a pretty “grown up” blonde. I figured… Read More

Posted in: Chemotherapy

countesstt
Jul
07

SO LONELY

Now that I was in isolation, I made myself at home in my hospital room because I knew I was going to be there for awhile.  Mike brought me pjs, slippers, my quilt, the portable DVD player, movies and some books.  I was hooked up to an IV and other things for the first couple of days.  I slept a lot the first… Read More

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