Frances Bolton


Frances Bolton, former teacher and marker for the Core Skills Test (QSA) has been published as part of an Education initiative in Darling Downs schools (1986) and also in poetry, article and short story. A cancer survivor who belongs to the 'look on the bright side' brigade, she has written a short memoir - 'Coppin' the Chemo' - which she hopes will help fellow sufferers to believe that laughter is still the best medicine.

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Coppin' the Chemo
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,070. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
‘Sitting in the rainforest, my mind lost in cascades, the world was wet ... I thought back to that awful wet and windy day in July, when I was told by a nurse with a deadpan expression that I definitely had IT. I realised, in my busy life, that now could be my Down Time. Would I not be gently cared for … cushions appearing for my head and stools for my feet ... But how wrong could I be?’

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