Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Chemo Eyes

"Chemo eyes," I say to The Husband.

He nods. He knows exactly what I mean.

It hits after one of the "biggie" chemos, the chemos that are so big and so potentially dangerous that we have to go spend time in the hospital. It's not just dark circles under her eyes. And it's not just that the baldness makes her peepers more prominent. Her eyes themselves get bigger and darker. She looks like one of those old cartoons of the war orphans with humongous eyes. Other cancer-parents corroborated this. It happens to their CKs (Cancer Kid), too.

In a few days, they'll begin to look more normal, won't be quite so heartbreaking.

Til the next round.

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