Tag Archives: cancer

My hands hurt with anger

My hands hurt from anger. They hurt from cancer, treatment, and the after effects. On each occasion that I learn of another case of cancer, my hands begin to hurt. I’m reminded of the neuropathy plaguing my fingers and toes … Continue reading

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Tears for Strangers

Never before have I shed tears for complete strangers. I didn’t even know these people; all I knew was that one of the two was young, still in his teenage years, and had just passed from cancer. His older sister, … Continue reading

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Benefits of Cancer: Lowering Inhibitions

Cancer can’t be all bad. It can’t. It’s terrible. A terrible disease, cancer is, despised and cursed, feared, insidious. For all the bad that cancer brings, all the sadness, death, pain and tears, there must be something good.Lowering Inhibitions I’ve … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A letter from my mom

Dear Josh, There is no way I can know what you are going through. Although I would like to all I can do is imagine and hallucinate based on whatever elementary knowledge I have, what I have learned the past … Continue reading

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Wine, Coffee, and Listerine

Red WineThe evening is still early and I have nothing to do, nowhere to go, and no thoughts. Dinner has digested perfectly and the cool northern California air touches my neck and arms ever so slightly. Open on the table … Continue reading

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It’s not my fault but I feel guilty

I know it’s not my fault but I feel guilty. I know I didn’t cause this. I never dreamed of developing a cancerous tumor in the center of my chest. I never wanted this. It’s not my fault but I … Continue reading

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What is chemotherapy like?

Many people close to me have asked about my cancer treatment. They ask what I do while receiving treatment, or if I can feel the chemo drugs enter my body. This post is meant to address these and other questions … Continue reading

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