Photo of Sandi & her unicorn-decorated radiation machine | Photo snapped by her Radiation Therapist

Unicorns Really Are Everywhere

Six Word Photo Story Challenge: Freestyle

Sandi Parsons
Six Word Photo Story Challenge
2 min readNov 28, 2022

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Radiation week one, done and dusted.

Remember that pesky skin cancer I had removed from my right ear?

I have six risk factors that the little sucker will grow back. Seven, if you count the fact that this is the second skin cancer I’ve had removed from my right ear. Some of them (lots of them!) are related to my transplant medications.

My oncology team is nuking my ear to ensure we nip it in the bud.

Five days a week for four weeks. Twenty sessions all up. I told the kidlets at school that when my ear looks nice and red, I will hang a green bauble from it and make it a festive ear.

This is just the latest in my ongoing complicated medical saga. That’s okay — I’m well aware that a transplant is a trade, not a cure. Even if the trade sometimes has some shitty consequences, I can breathe, and that’s really all that matters.

I wore my unicorn shoes to the first appointment, and in perfect serendipity, the big fancy machine with all the radiation has unicorn decorations!🦄🦄🦄

Love unicorns? Love writing letters? Check out my printable Unicorn Letter Writing Set 🦄🦄

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Sandi Parsons
Six Word Photo Story Challenge

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.