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Probably Nothing

summary Probably Nothing

At 31 Matilda Tristram was 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to having her first baby Then she discovered she had cancerThis touching and hilarious graphic memoir which is never morose or self pitying starts at the moment Matilda was diagnosed and ends when her course of chemotherapy finishes in October 2013 Recording the awkward conversations the hi 35 starsA graphic memoir of pregnancy and cancer Matilda Tristram was 15 weeks pregnant when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with bowel cancer Probably Nothing describes her decisions about treatment she chose to have chemotherapy and go forward with her pregnancy Chemo while pregnant and with a new born really doesn't sound like fun not that it ever sounds fun Matilda documents her daily experiences and also the small things that she now notices that she wouldn't have seen before like the look of those heading to chemo they're tired looking wearing too many clothes and have stiff wigsActually a lot of her joys seem somehow similar to lockdowncorona times of 2020 She starts making sourdoughSmall things like eating grapes in the park seem significant these daysSuddenly cry on the bus I think because putting on makeup and going out for the evening is normal and fun and it feels good to be doing normal fun things againShe even slips in wuthering as a word I don't think I've seen that before

summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Matilda Tristram

Plications and is reliably keeping her up most nightsCharming witty and uplifting this uniue and beautifully illustrated book will leave you cherishing the good things in life and ready to face your own challengesWill be enjoyed by readers of The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Building Stories by Chris Ware Not a huge fan of the art style Book left me simultaneously wanting either detail or less Felt like this type of format doesn't do enough justice to this type of story To be honest there were some parts where it seemed like the author was striking back in anger that resonated poorly with me These were infreuent but still triggered personal negative feelings in me due to my personal situation Eg most people probably would be fine with it and wouldn't have the same reaction I do to it

Matilda Tristram ´ 3 read

Ghs and lows of treatment the mixed blessings of receiving 'Get Well' cards and the reality of still having to ueue too long for croissants Matilda captures her experiences with characteristic style and warmth Along the way she cherishes the small details of life and learns not to sweat the big things Her beautiful and boisterous son was born without com Never read a book with a story uite like this I don't remember any where I learned about this I thought it was from a Library Journal spotlight on Graphic Medicine but I can't find that article any maybe I dreamt that Well reviewed on the official Graphic Medicine project website by MK the Graphic Nurse herself The intersection of a cancer narrative and a pregnancy narrative well really her experience of both at the same time was at some times uite harrowing and overwhelming Lots of tears Lots of swearing Lots of waiting But also lots of support from her boyfriend and family This is an exemplar of the kind of comics that libraries should have if they are serious about developing Graphic Medicine collections that not only share experiences with those experiencing similar medical situations themselves but broaden the scope of narrative you see in cancer narratives or pregnancy narratives viewed on their own Also this takes place in the UK so one not only learns of the ins and outs of the National Health System but one gets to hear British turns of phrase too

  • Hardcover
  • 96
  • Probably Nothing
  • Matilda Tristram
  • English
  • 21 February 2019
  • 9780241004159

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