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Dear Every Cancer Patient…

There is an arrogance that comes with being the one who went to understand how to treat disease, particularly cancer. Or there’s the failure of fallibility that comes with going to school for 12+ years to be a doctor.  I see this arrogance in some of my own healthcare professionals. I think I notice it more in oncology than I did with my orthopedic surgeons or my internists. Not that they were without their moments. Continue reading

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Chemo – Week 1

I had my first chemo treatment on Tuesday, November 28th, so it’s been just over a week. I get tired more easily. I have had to change my eating habits. I’ve had to learn to be hyper-vigilant about self-care. Otherwise… … Continue reading

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The Thing About the Hair

Today was the day that I got my hair cut for a cranial prosthesis, aka a wig, which, by the way, isn’t covered by insurance as we learned this morning, and it’s not a small ticket item. Thank God for … Continue reading

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First Chemo

I got my first chemo infusion this morning. I was a little concerned that I would have to put it off because it seemed the cold I’d had back in Denver decided to reconstitute itself into bronchitis and a sinus … Continue reading

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