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A Good Update

Filed in Good Times by on May 8, 2014 5 Comments
A Good Update

A friend pointed out the other day that I should probably update this blog. “People will think you’re dead,” he said. And he’s right. So I’m just writing this entry to say: I’m not dead.

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It’s Not The Why I Got Cancer, But The How

Filed in Bad Times by on August 6, 2013 7 Comments
It’s Not The Why I Got Cancer, But The How

For me, the “why” — why did I get cancer? — is mostly a nonsense question. Intellectually and philosophically I just can’t get further than: “bit of bad luck really,” “just one of those things,” “wrong place at the wrong time.”

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Please, Please Don’t Tell Me To Be Positive

Filed in What Not To Say by on July 19, 2013 9 Comments
Please, Please Don’t Tell Me To Be Positive

For every positive, I’m-going-to-climb-Everest-cancer-be-damned type who lives, there’s also millions who die.

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We’re All Going On A Cancer Holiday

Filed in Good Times by on July 11, 2013 3 Comments
We’re All Going On A Cancer Holiday

The sun was blazing, my day was filled with lounging around on the terrace, drinking nonalcoholic beers, and popping out for the occasional ice cream. It wasn’t quite how I imagined cancer.

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The Right Kind Of Cell Division

Filed in Good Times by on July 3, 2013 7 Comments
The Right Kind Of Cell Division

A baby right now just wasn’t in the game plan, but then nor was cancer.

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Every Little Twinge Is Terminal Metastasis

Filed in Bad Times, Fear by on June 28, 2013 2 Comments
Every Little Twinge Is Terminal Metastasis

Early on, before my resection, before chemotherapy, I was convinced that I had cancer of the arm. I had a dull ache that wasn’t going away and a mild not-quite-pain-but-something feeling in my collarbone. That’s it I thought: clearly arm cancer.

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