last week i asked out loud, why is it that i keep writing about cancer? when i don’t understand something, i sometimes write a poem or two. then i let it sit, and some time afterwards, it’s possible that the world makes a little more sense to me. so i wrote these three little poems.… Continue reading another frozen pea friday
getting my tattoo was the culmination of a three year dance with breast cancer. the tattoo changed my mastectomy scar into my shield – pam huntley a friend of mine is considering getting a tattoo after her mastectomy. ah, i thought, that’ll be a fun entry! let’s have a few pretty, colourful pictures of tattoos!… Continue reading frozen pea friday: touched by a tattoo
it’s friday and we have a frozen pea friday post to celebrate cancer survivors. today, a guest post by hayley: hi! i’m hayley and i’m an alcoholic. oh wait, wrong posting day. this is the cancer posting day. let’s try that again! hi! i’m hayley townley. i’m thrilled to have been asked to be a… Continue reading frozen pea friday: “cancer is my kryptonite”
for today’s “frozen pea friday” post on cancer, and because it’s national mental health week, i’ve interviewed someone on how she deals with the emotional effects of cancer. here’s what she says: i have 100% permission to have all the meltdowns i need to have (i.e. anger, crying spells) have a relationship with a psychotherapist… Continue reading mental health and cancer
yesterday was beltane, one of the two most important holidays in pagan traditions.just as hallowe’en marks the time when we slip into the darkness of winter, on beltane we celebrate opening the door to the joys and exuberance of summer. i’d like to dedicate this beltane to all women with breast cancer. i imagine an… Continue reading frozen pea post: a beltane blessing
hello everyone! it’s friday today, so time for a frozen pea friday post. today you can find it over at smarter than your average blog, who has kindly invited me to guest post. it’s about the bewildering amount of choices people are faced with when they have cancer. i’m going to be away for a… Continue reading can someone please feed the cat?