What doesn’t grow back.
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
Your hair will grow back. What doesn’t grow back readily, are the brain cells that were killed by dense-dose chemo and the feeling of belonging in a cancer-community ravaged by constant death. What doesn’t grow ..read more
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To the girl on the left…
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
Two years apart. Same Lululemon hoodie; different body and soul occupying it. I’m not here to bullshit with all the champions who are going through chemo right now and tell you “everything will be ok ..read more
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Fear and Loathing in Allergy Season
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
The incorrigible villain known as pollen is once again plundering my lungs of breath, scorching my throat, and welcoming me into its lukewarm arms with dual ear infections. Post-cancer, I’ve had a difficult time finding ..read more
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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Chemo
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
Chemo drunk is a feeling I can’t justly describe with words and adjectives. I’ll take you back a bit: It’s December 21 and I’ve just finished my last chemo session at the hospital. I’m home ..read more
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Why You Should Never Ignore Your Intuition
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
I’m sitting in a dimly lit massage room, waiting for the masseuse to come back. A large clap of thunder explodes outside as the lights start to flicker between varying degrees of brightness. Aren’t massages ..read more
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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
Go ahead, insult me. I dare you. There is a disheveled little karaoke bar that is walking distance from my old address. It’s across from a strip of beach that’s lined with predominantly vacant snowbird ..read more
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White Lies, Rainbows and Puppies
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
White Lies, Rainbows and Puppies: Sometimes We Just Need a Good Cry Sometimes I get really sick of talking about cancer. I get sick of hearing my own voice, of talking about wigs and boobs ..read more
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Advice to the newly diagnosed
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
Advice to the newly diagnosed Recently, I had a close friend who was diagnosed with cancer. This was actually a first for me. This is a real life friend who has cancer – like, not ..read more
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The Struggle is Real AF
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
Chemo brain is a real thing. It’s 3:40 and I have an appointment at 4, and it’s going to take me at least twenty minutes to drive there in traffic this time of day. I ..read more
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Eyelash extensions can go to Hell
Betches Guide to Cancer – Chemo
by Susan
2y ago
It’s a love-hate relationship. Like, right now, I hate them. I got eyelash extensions the first week in April, when my eyelashes were presumably long enough to have extensions. The salon I went to was ..read more
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