Posted on: June 5, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 9

Full to the Brim: Entering Round Two of Chemo

Today is the day. Let the poison drip begin. It feels sort of barbaric, doesn’t it? A bit like the dark ages when bloodletting was the thing of “modern medicine.” Today with all our scientific, medical advancements we do this thing that brings one to the brink of death, with …

Posted on: May 30, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 7

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Surviving Round One of Chemo

I survived round one. I stepped into nothingness, lingered there for days and emerged out the other side. The darkness within chemo is something to talk about, but while in it I had no words. Since escaping it, it has taken me almost a week to want to sit down …