Category Archives: Side Effects, Late Effects & Disability

Facing Chemo on BUZZFEED today!

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If you haven’t heard my story already, the quotes in this BuzzFeed article nicely highlight how Robert Houser​ ended up photographing my baldness on a rainy day in my tiny San Francisco apartment, subsequently growing Facing Chemo, a photographic project and the Facing Light Foundation​. I first met Bob when he photographed me for a […]

Radiation Fallout – 0 to 100 Real Quick

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You’re looking at the last of the brown rice crispies and bananas with almond milk – my dinner dumped out all over the living room rug. But pretty cool that I hung onto most of my scalding hot cup of tea. I’m here to tell you that if a grown-ass woman face plants, but there’s […]

Fill Up My Solo Cup

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This weekend, I had my first alcoholic bevie in five years–ending an initially necessary, but subsequently unnecessary, self-imposed, nonsectarian period of abstinence. Here’s why … Five years ago, after getting news that I was in remission, I toasted my victory with a celebratory glass of Cabernet raised high. But shortly after I tossed back that […]

Kind Of A Big Deal–Houseplants

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Guest Blogger: @TheMalcolmDog on Instagram This orchid is kind of a big deal … and not just cause it cost us only $9.99 today, although that’s blog-worthy too. It’s the first houseplant that my human has gotten for herself ever since she got cancer–almost before I was born! Before my human got super sick, we used […]

I Have No Words

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Two weeks ago, Bob Houser celebrated his Facing Chemo Project by inviting his photographic subjects and their loved ones to his family farm in Oakland. (That’s real—a farm in Oakland.) Of course, I made my do-everything-cancerous-with-me friend Jo Ann and her husband David go with me for the cancer induced fun! As part of the […]