Category Archives: Emotional Journey

The complexities / interplays of trust

One of the “themes” that has emerged in my dissertation study is that of “learning about the disease”. When I look at the types of information I shared on my blog between diagnosis (June 12) and active recovery (Feb 3) is that of learning about the disease. I’m looking at the different ways in which… Read More »

Not fighting a battle – the closure to the narrative is death itself

Recently, I read a book chapter by Arthur Frank (2009) titled “The necessity and dangers of illness narratives, especially at the end of life”. It got me thinking. One of the pet peeves among many cancer bloggers as well as those with metastatic breast cancer is cancer as a war metaphor – that is, the… Read More »

Remission society and mourning my fantasy future

I apologies to those who read all my blogs, as I am cross posting this. I’d love to hear answers from the various readers of my different blogs. I want to connect two ideas: the idea of remission society as described by Arthur Frank (1995), and the concept of the fantasy future that I learned while… Read More »

The Cost of Appearances

In reading the chapter ‘The Cost of Appearances’ in Arthur Frank’s (1991) At the Will of the Body, reminded me of my first Doxorubicin (Adriamycin other wise referred to as A chemo) chemotherapy injection. I wrote about the experience very briefly in a post The First Day Of Chemo on my blog. In my blog post,… Read More »