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i wish doctors knew everything

I think this wish, that doctors knew everything, goes hand in hand with all the other truths in youth that turn out to not be true as one gets older. I wish my parents could solve every problem. I wish … Continue reading

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relief

After two years of juggling cancer and grad school, I have now finished grad school and am left with just cancer… and a master’s degree. I will get a job before too long. But right now, it’s noon on a … Continue reading

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the day that I have been waiting for

The day that I have been waiting for has arrived. I am trying to find an appropriate way to describe the type and tenor of the emotions that are swirling through my head right now as I sit on my couch, afternoon … Continue reading

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i hope

I’ve been on my new treatment for a month now. But I have only actually been on it for half of that due to the damage that just two weeks of it did to my bone marrow. I’m back on … Continue reading

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feeling young

I was prepared for an easy, relaxing PET-CT this morning: after all, it’s my fifth, and I just had one two very short months ago. What I got was one of my worst experiences yet at a doctor’s office. And … Continue reading

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on clarity

I always go into these “big” appointments thinking that finally, once and for all, everything will be clear. That there’s just one scan and one appointment in between me and the whole truth about my illness. That the doctor will … Continue reading

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the checks and balances of a scan

I had a scan today. Scan #7 of this ordeal, fourth PET-CT. I’ve been on another three rounds of the pills since the last scan, and I am feeling relatively good and relatively without symptoms. Which might mean that I don’t have … Continue reading

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