Monthly Archives: October 2011

masquerading as “normal”

Last night, in honor of Halloween, I went out as a normal 26-year-old. I wore a costume–of course–I wore makeup (rare for me), I didn’t worry about the time, I mingled. I’m didn’t drink, but i’m pretty used to that … Continue reading

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i am a liver (three)

My other sister, Paige, wanted to contribute a guest post in honor of my cancerversary yesterday. On the bright side of cancer, I think it has made my sisters and I closer (if that’s possible) and it has also brought … Continue reading

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happy cancerversary

I’m finding it difficult to put into a word how I feel about today, the day that marks a year since I was diagnosed with cancer. I’m bewildered to find myself here. I was bewildered a year ago today, and … Continue reading

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cancerversary: postscript

I would also like to acknowledge someone who I find myself thinking about a lot. Someone who wasn’t as lucky as I am lucky to be able to write about all my feelings, happy and sad, on my cancerversary. I … Continue reading

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macro issues

I am a good kid. I am responsible, I follow the rules, I turn things in on time. If, statistically speaking, someone was going to have to be diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer last year, I would be a good candidate … Continue reading

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i am a liver

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honesty, honestly

Grad school involves a lot of meeting new people. So tonight I was meeting new people, and I was talking to one of them about missing writing because we are both reformed journalists now pursing different careers. And I mentioned … Continue reading

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the depository

I got a few concerned and supportive emails and text messages¬†yesterday¬†after posting “tired and sad.” I just wanted to assure everyone that, like I said, I am perfectly together today. It would be OK if I was still tired and … Continue reading

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tired and sad

More “good” news, more tears. The new spot is gone. So no changes in treatment for now. I’ll have another scan and see my surgeon again in a month to finally (maybe) talk about the liver transplant they’ve been alluding … Continue reading

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happy birthday to me

I’m coming up on a lot of year anniversaries in the next few weeks. The most important of which is the 25th, the day I was diagnosed. But today is my birthday. Under normal circumstances, I am getting to the … Continue reading

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