Tag Archives: coming out

not thinking about cancer

This week I have become the grad student that I hated. I have been spending my days and nights eating, sleeping, and drinking maps. I’m in this mapping class, and for the midterm project and now the final, the best … 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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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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what you should say

A lot has been written about what you should and shouldn’t say to people who tell you they or their close family member has cancer. Or, to people you see in everyday life who are bald and look sickly. I … Continue reading

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housekeeping: part 1

It has recently come to my attention that my About┬ásection may have been a little misleading, so I made it more clear and explained “pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer” a little better. I am now so used to all of the medical … Continue reading

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nothing

i am a liver has been “public” for about three days now and so far I have gotten a lot of great feedback, a respectable number of views, and a lot of encouragement, which is keeping me going. I also … Continue reading

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