The other day, I was going through Sweetly Six’s bookshelves and came across this book, Radiation Sonnets. WTF is THIS doing HERE, I wondered…
Well, as with all things, I presumed that I was supposed to see this (book) when I was supposed to see it. I don’t remember buying this book, which means that some kind & thoughtful person probably gave it to me when I was bald and drooling, hoping that it would inspire me.
While I am no longer bald and drooling (well, maybe the occasional drool), I am still wildly inspired by this book (Silver Lining). I read the whole thing in one sitting. Wowsy, did it bring back memories. Written by the wife of a man with cancer, it is an amazing and accurate account of what it is like to go through radiation….from the perspective of a spouse.
Below is one of my favorite passages, describing what – exactly – it’s like sitting in a waiting room…ohhhhh, those f-bomb waiting rooms.
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