At the very mention of her name – Eve Ensler – I’m transported back in time. Suddenly it’s the year 2001 and I’m sitting in a darkened Philadelphia theater along with ten other women from my breast cancer support group.
Oncolink Poet-in-Residence and breast cancer survivor Alysa Cummings confesses to being totally hooked on books – memoir, poetry, non-fiction – and honestly, any form of media that addresses the cancer experience. Check out her blog postings for candid reviews of the newest additions to her CancerLand Bookshelf.
What will I look like? The first time I ask the question, it’s one week before my scheduled lumpectomy.
After fifteen years in CancerLand, I know this much is true. After patients hear their doctor say, “I’m sorry, it’s cancer,” they do one of two things.
I use a digital camera and hunt for colorful spring flowers to tune into the artist in me, while ovarian cancer survivor Annette Bennington McElhiney paints an alter ego she has named Althea.
Author: John Kerastas Publisher: Sunstone Press, 2012 | $16.95 US Information: ISBN: 9780865349087 OncoLink Rating: At first glance, John Kerastas and I couldn’t be more different from one another. For starters, he’s a guy recovering from recent treatment for a brain tumor and I’m a 15 year breast cancer survivor. Then there’s the issue of geography; [...]