The history of Metastatic Cancer: written by the losers

The documentation of metastatic breast cancer is written by those of us who lose our lives to the disease. No one gets to write the end of our story with “she lived happily ever after” – but we aren’t losers. We struggle with the language to describe how our bodies ultimately succumb to a terminal […]

Uncertainty

After life’s passing glory
The campaign marches on
Beating time tracking and tracing
Torsos with cold leather fingers
They drew my blood and sent me
To the mass grave I fell in without
Balance. And I lost my head.

Is there a cancer personality?

Purportedly those who’s personality exhibit the following characteristics do have a higher propensity: highly conscientious, caring, beautiful, calming, responsible, hard-working and usually above average intelligence. One who exhibits strong tendencies towards carrying other peoples burdens. One who is deep seeded in their need to make others happy and be a people pleaser, often internalizes their emotions and has great difficulty expressing them. There’s also an adverse reaction to stress, which the person becomes unable to cope adequately.

“You look great.”

Walking up to my weatherproof face Say, “you look great,” (With the implied italics on the great.) My invalidly clear skin, Such wise wild eyes, Naturally open up wide, “Wow, you look great!“ Could you spare a surprise? Shuddering at the danger of such a storm Surging through my veins like an impulse Holding back […]

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