Posts made in July, 2014

My Wobbly Bicycle, 76

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Archive | 22 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 76

Should I write a blog post if have nothing to say? What is “nothing to say”? No thesis, no sure thing, no clarity, no story to regale you with, no joke to entertain you. Not even playful language. Forget this. It’s summer. Go back to whatever you were doing. I suppose I could describe to you my basket of vitamins, supplements, probiotics….. Expensive pee. But why wouldn’t I try anything that won’t hurt me? If I get stronger, more energy, I can assume that (1) something worked, but who knows what? Or, (2) it was just a matter of time since chemo and radiation, anyway. We know that...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 75

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Archive | 17 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 75

My Wobbly Bicycle, 75 I had no idea that an all-clear signal from my oncologist would rattle my innards so profoundly. It doesn’t mean much—he said so. But for me, it set off a series of adjustments as if I had just crawled out from under the rubble of a bombed-out building. I’d been down there a long time in the dark—dirt, sand, creaking timbers—injured, starving and thirsty. I’d nearly died. Now what? Can I ever go back to who I was? Who I thought I was? What now? No joke. That big a shift. Take the metaphor of my hair. Take my hair. It’s too curly for me. Well, of course...

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