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today is my cancerversary

Those of you who are keeping track know it’s my cancerversary today. Three years ago today I was called into a little exam room with my gastroenterologist, a heptologist, my parents, and a picture of a liver on the wall, … 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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ci vuole un fegato (it takes a liver)

I¬†occasionally¬†feature guest posts from family and friends who feel inclined to write about cancer. My youngest sister Paige, who is currently studying abroad in Florence, Italy, wrote a guest post for my cancerversary yesterday. You may remember her from her … Continue reading

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so which plan are you going with?

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a guest entry. Betsy, who writes for me today, is my former coworker, former roommate, and friend from Chicago. She’s great, as you’ll see: Before my work switched our benefits plan, they invited us … Continue reading

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how are you feeling?

Instead of saying “How are you?” or “How was your day?”, well-meaning friends and acquaintances have increasingly been asking me, “How are you feeling?” It always throws me off. First, it’s a question my doctors usually ask. So I have … Continue reading

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me, dancing

On my cancerversary a few weeks ago, my parents sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers with this message attached: Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; but learning to dance in the rain. Have fun dancing. … Continue reading

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switching shoes

I am sitting here trying to write two emails. (And now, a blog) One, to someone I know who I recently heard has cancer. And the other, to someone I haven’t talked to in awhile who doesn’t know I have … 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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i am a liver (too)

My sister, Sara, wanted to write a guest post for me today. That’s good, because after writing 14, 800+ word posts, I might be running out of words: This post was spurred by my usual Rosh Hashanah feelings of remorse. … Continue reading

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