Tag Archives: chemotherapy

Birthday party

Laura Anne White Rochester, MN   Chemotherapy drug I scan the chemotherapy data into the computer system, noting the date of birth listed at the top right of the screen. Happy birthday, I say, hanging the bag of liquid on the IV pole. Thanks, he replies, and we share a contemptuous laugh. It feels like […]

Dancing with Dex

Viola Moriarty Bennington, Vermont, USA Poet’s statement: Originally part of a multi-media exhibit at the Bennington Cancer Center, this poem was a reflection upon the effects of steroids during chemotherapy, where “Dex” refers to dexamethasone.   After chemo #2, 2007 Viola Moriarty Oil on canvas 18” x 24” Dancing with Dex She takes the woman’s […]