dark beginning with one malformed cell
exploding multiplication carried
as reeking bloodstream virus
travelling without discrimination any where it wants
cells pile up and doctor’s words echo:
cyst, lump, tumour, nodules
heavy question waits if benign or malignant?
family waiting on results…
then more waiting…
hope treatments will work.
chemotherapy or radiation we wonder?
loss of hair that grew back
waning appetite and nausea again
fatigue wore thin
psychological points of impact on this journey
seeing a life flash before his eyes
sometimes a small victory and moments of fear
no remission in sight
just fear it will spread
(c) Amanda Wilson 2013