Tag Archives: 20-something

to Germany and back again

I went to Germany (and Prague) and came back again and it feels so good to be home. Indescribably good. Not just because I have a couch I can sit on and a bed with unlimited pillows and I can … Continue reading

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my cancer-butt-kicking-staying-happy team

My nurse/sister/friend has been my constant companion since February of this year. By constant, I mean she’s been with me almost every second since I had my last surgery. Except the time that she was working and hanging out with … Continue reading

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on and on

I don’t remember writing very much about the fear that gripped me the last time I was in Germany. I wrote of course about my fear of going. But i’m talking about the fear that I faced while I was … Continue reading

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turning on my brain–hello again!

I think I needed a break. A break from thinking, a break from writing, a break from being so honest and candid. A break from wondering if I was whining too much about feeling poorly and writing too many depressing … Continue reading

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in remembrance

I was writing a post in my head all day today, but all the words suddenly evaporated. Nothing that i’m going through right now seems to matter quite as much as the fact that one of my fellow young adults … Continue reading

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preparing for surgery

There are a million different ways to prepare for surgery. One way is to not prepare. Another way is to distract oneself with movies and friends until the day of, and that day is easy because you just wake up … Continue reading

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shallow questions

One of the first questions I asked my surgeon yesterday was “Will my new scar be in the same place as my old scar?” Nevermind that i’m there to talk about having parts of my insides cut out of me … Continue reading

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housekeeping: part 2

My most popular post last year was the housekeeping post I wrote in October 2011 to explain my diagnosis in further detail. This post, as well as my About page and Updates page, were getting a little out-of-date. So I … Continue reading

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facing cancer together

This guest post is from my old friend and now roommate LeeAnn. I think it speaks for itself. There’s a scene in 50/50–it’s after the climax of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s emotional breakdown in his best friend’s car, and just after JGL … Continue reading

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dating and telling

“Whoa, what’s this?” “It’s a surgery scar.” “When did you get it?” “December 2010.” “Does it have anything do do with why you don’t drink?” “Yes.” In fact, it has to do with a lot of things about me. More … Continue reading

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