Posts Tagged "The Swerve"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 31

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Archive | 12 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 31

You may have been with me since the first “My Wobbly Bicycle” post last December, when I first told you about my cancer. I’m thinking of all the ways one might read the arc of these posts: (1) an opportunistic and narcissistic spilling of the guts; (2) a brave and aware facing of a serious illness; (3) evidence of the grace of God and the power of many prayers; (4) my own little self-help-by-writing-program; (5) evidence of the value of meditation; (6) my simply doing what I do, which is writing stuff down. Which of these is “true”? What have I left out? Here’s what I said that...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 30

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Archive | 21 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 30

I’m hoping a large gothic font will translate into WordPress because I want it as emblem, as in “This last chemo struck me like the Wrath of God.” It took five days for my body to register the ghastly conclusive blast, but register it did—stomach and entire digestive system screaming “enough, enough.” Fatigue flattened me on the couch, my entire body aching. Each day since then I’ve climbed one foothold up the cliff toward repair, but I can see it’s going to take a long time this time. This wickedness was much improved by the arrival in my mailbox on Monday and Tuesday of an...

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