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Ctive on this frightening journey whether recently diagnosed or reveling in remission From losing your hair even ahem down there and gaining two bouncy silicone strangers to the pitfalls of marijuana therapy and the endless chemo room muzak “that makes you think sur­vival might be overrated” Myers reminds you that you’re not alone and that it’s okay to laug got this book as a goodreads giveaway This is a book of poems about surviving the whirlwind of cancer therapy and loosing your boobs Having been thru this myself I found these poems uplifting in spirit especially about the weekly visits to get pumped up I called mine hockey pucks I like her Yeah I survived it pluck especially from one so young

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Its Probably Nothing * Daring sly and unlike any other book you’ve read this memoir in poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to make you laugh your wig offWHAT TO DO WHEN CANCER STRIKES? As a vibrant woman in her late thirties a mother of two poet artist and teacher Micki Myers decided to confront her diagnosis head on with the sharpest tools in her arsenal namely her sense o Light Verse Tough Topic Give a clever and acerbic 40ish poet a breast cancer diagnosis and what do you get? “It’s Probably NothingOr How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love My Implants” a harrowing yet engaging new collection of poems about breast cancer Micki Myers is a poet blogger teacher and mom born in London but currently living and teaching in Pittsburgh “Having survived a particularly vicious bout of breast cancer” she writes “I emerged with new fake boobs and a determination to find it all amusing” Why? “I decided early on to see the humor in my situation to laugh in the face of fear” From the book’s first poem in which Myers caustically observes that any book actually titled “Oh Fuck I Have Cancer” would become an instant bestseller the collection follows the arc of her cancer journey from diagnosis through treatment and recovery Hospitalization Double mastectomy Chemo Dissimulating docs Straight talking docs A big sharp needle to the nipple Ouch Choosing her implants Losing her pubic hair The appalling daytime television in the waiting room A grateful ode to a kind chemo nurse And plenty of odd surprises like feeling nostalgic for the days when her nipples would harden when entering a supermarket in summer she was met with a blast of icy air conditioning “You’ll never ever feel that again” she tells herself Although Myers puts a brave and upbeat face on a difficult situation in this memoir in poems she’s also upfront about how overwhelming it is and how often she ‘s floundering In “Teaching on Percocets” she observes that even though she continues to teach while going through chemo because she needs the money the drugs make her so brain muddled that lecturing to her class “I could have been conducting an orchestra of clowns riding unicorns” It’s a small book and a uick read although not always an easy one But it’s worth the trouble And while it made me sad it also made me smile I appreciated the poet’s refusal to sugar coat the experience or tie a pretty pink bow around her pain and loss “The nurse who gets to call you with the results of your first biopsy” she observes “doesn’t get paid enough” ”When you’re bald you fear people staring at you but they don’t; most folks look away“ “Good weed is wasted on chemo” “If needles make you ueasy don‘t get cancer” Sometimes Myers tries too hard but a few of these poems are gems My favorite “What To Expect When You’re Expecting to Hear You’ve Got Cancer” is an extended riff on everything you don’t want to hear upon receiving the results of your first biopsy such as “Start saying your goodbyes” “You always wanted a breast reduction” “Oh good we’ve been waiting for someone we can practice this experimental surgery on” “”Nipples are so overrated“ “Can I have your shoes and jewelry and purses?” “Treat it like an adventure Like a really horrifying painful scary expensive adventure people go on in documentaries“ Many of the poems are encouraging like “Recovery a la Benjamin Button” in which Myers tracks her post treatment progress from “looking like a corpse“ through resembling a “seventy year old man with a crew cut” and then “a hip forty with a dyed blond uiff” until the happy day when fully recovered she’s mistaken for one of her own grad students But there are moments here that are nothing but poignant as when Myers mentions that she was still nursing her son on the day she underwent a double mastectomy Is it Auden? Or even Dorothy Parker? Not uite Myers isn’t a great poet But she’s a pretty good one And unfortunately for her she has gripping material So who is the target audience for this book? Well one out of eight women in this country gets a breast cancer diagnosis although anybody coping with a life event that’s ugly and challenging could find it useful But a uick glance at Good Reads reveals that the readers most grateful for Myer’s work are other cancer survivors one of whom applauds the author‘s “‘Yeah I survived it pluck’” Chances are you will too wwwfacebookcomwriterrozwarren

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epub ½ Its Probably Nothing æ read ´ Daring sly and unlike any other book you’ve read this memoir in poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to make you laugh your wig offWHAT TO DO WHEN CANCER STRIKES? As a vibrant woman in her late thirties a mother of two poet artist and teacher Micki Myers decided to confront her diagnoF humor and unbridled poetic license The result is a charming poignant laugh out loud collection that hits all the highs morphine and lows everything else of being a cancer patient and surviving with your spirit intact even if your boobs are not It’s Probably Nothing provides the perfect blend of wit and pathos to help you or a loved one achieve much needed perspe I won an advanced uncorrected proof of this book from the Goodreads First Reads giveawayIt's Probably Nothing was a really good book I loved the format of it poems that together formed a memoir Micki Myers' humor was admirable I highly recommend this memoir It is a uick read and it is so honest and touching I cannot wait to read the finished version