The Monster Inside Me: Trapped

The cancer ordeal is not only limited to the patients; the loved ones, the caregivers, it affects them in big ways too. More because they may not fully comprehend the suffering the patient is enduring, and lots of times they become an emotional punching bag for when the patient need to vent out his/her anger … Continue reading The Monster Inside Me: Trapped

The Monster Inside Me: Haywire

It's tough to have the dreaded cancer in your body. It's more tough when you get the chemo injected into your body. Our body is like a computer- when a virus gets into the system, the whole hard drive goes haywire. I know the numerous side effects that come with the chemo, fatigue, appetite loss, … Continue reading The Monster Inside Me: Haywire

The Monster Inside Me: Hairless

One of the side effects of chemotherapy is loss of hair, for most of the drugs used in the therapy. For women that is a pretty big deal, as I saw with Mom. She was pretty crushed and embarrassed about the potentiality of going bald. Though we tried to comfort her by saying there are … Continue reading The Monster Inside Me: Hairless

The Monster Inside Me: Heavy

Up until now I've only heard of how hard chemotherapy was from those that had to go through with it. Then when mom got her first of the four separate rounds of chemo starting in November of 2010, that's when I realized just how serious and life changing it was. The first day didn't seem … Continue reading The Monster Inside Me: Heavy

The Monster Inside Me: Cry

Here my first piece using a whole new technique; well, not all new. Back in college I took a class on printmaking and I really liked it so much I incorporated it into many of my senior projects. It's been over ten years now since I've last used it; now I'm taking this opportunity to … Continue reading The Monster Inside Me: Cry