Tag Archives: cure

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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suddenly i’m on chemo again

Yesterday I embarked on a new phase in my treatment. After all the anguish I experienced making this decision, after all the time and energy I spent going back and forth between my oncologist and my second opinion, it seemed … Continue reading

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second opinions

It was a little scary but strangely refreshing yesterday to find myself at a different medical center in a different part of the city. In a year and a half I haven’t yet sought any second opinions. Now, with the … Continue reading

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control freak

As you have, by now, seen, there are a lot of ups and downs and in-betweens that come with having cancer. Maybe this is the case with just life in general. Either way, when I write frustrated posts like yesterday’s, … Continue reading

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crazy sexy options

I watched the young-adult-cancer documentary last night and I must admit that I got a little sucked in. As you know, I don’t get easily sucked in by answers for wellness or alternative cures or really by anything that has … Continue reading

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the (other) cure

In my effort to be a well-informed patient, I (and my sister) decided to watch the documentary Burzynski, about a doctor who apparently cures cancer. I have received lots and lots of emails about this particular alternative cure, so I … Continue reading

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to or not to: become vegan

I thought I made peace with my diet choices this summer. I attended a cancer cooking class, tried being vegan for a week, and watched the documentary¬†Forks Over Knives. After doing all of this, I¬†determined that I wasn’t sure who … Continue reading

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the cure

I think grad school has ruined my idealism. Before I started grad school I used to believe in things that couldn’t necessarily be proven definitively in academic journals and with studies. Now, in my classes and in my papers, we … Continue reading

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