Archive for November 2015

Cancer: none of us deserves the cruelty or the grace

I had an outpatient procedure today to check for cancer in my bladder and the upper urinary tract. A molecular text came back with high markers last week, and I could tell by my doctor’s voice that he was worried. He and I are well matched. He’s a vigilant type, although much lighter hearted and... Read more »

What the eye cannot see, turning fear into gratitude

What the eye cannot see, turning fear into gratitude
We are a species that trusts what we see. I remember this every time I walk my dog. Sight is important to this creature, too. I love it when he stops to watch the garbage trucks. He stands still and stares, watching every move. But Freddie’s dominant sense is smell. He has been diving muzzle... Read more »

The wind will sometimes blow you down, and if you can, you’ll get back up

The wind will sometimes blow you down, and if you can, you’ll get back up
We are saddled with metaphors in the cancer community. We are survivors, apparently, from the moment we are diagnosed until we draw our last breath. We are fighters and warriors. We win the war and lose the battle. We are heroes and inspirations. We are angels. We fail our treatments. We succumb. We’re strong. Truth... Read more »
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