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So how am I?

So how am I? How am I, really? Now that I am exactly 2 years out from the start of my treatment, a time that felt like armageddon, its a good time to reflect on where things stand. I’ve just completed … Continue reading

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“Good morning, gentlemen,” the waiter said to my husband and I.

“Good morning, gentlemen,” the waiter said to my husband and I. We’d stopped into a quaint little restaurant for second breakfast after my brain MRI this morning. “Er, eh, …Ma’m, sorry, sorry….” He attempted to recover when he heard my … Continue reading

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If I lay still nothing hurts.

If I lay still nothing hurts. I take Ralphie’s 2×3 memory foam bed and position it in the sunlight that bathes the kitchen floor. As I curl up there I hear Ralphie walk up behind me and feel him staring … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t the radiation kill the normal cells?

Why doesn’t the radiation kill the normal cells? I asked Dr. Schupak this question. I told her that I understand that the radiation damages the cancer cells’ DNA, rendering them unable to reproduce. But I didn’t understand why DNA damage … Continue reading

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What really happens during radiation therapy:

What really happens during radiation therapy: “Not sure why my kin staked a claim here in Cleavage Valley, Linda County. There was pesticides and alcohol from back in the day, but not ‘nough for those pioneers to write home about. … Continue reading

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Home stretch?

Home stretch? I know it should feel like it but it doesn’t for some reason. Not yet. Maybe because I still feel like I’m settling into the radiation rhythm. Here is how the rhythm goes: pack my bag (carrots, almonds, … Continue reading

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