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Lucky.

March 8, 2015

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Please have another option. Come on… one more. My doctor bent back two of his fingers and rested each on the palm of his other hand. Each digit represented one of my possible chemotherapy options he had just finished explaining. Minutes earlier he entered the exam room. I’m sure he was clued in at this […]

Options.

February 24, 2015

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The white paper crinkles when I shift my weight. I suppose the paper is there to stop the Ebola virus from spreading by means of the beige pleather covering of the exam-room table. The fluorescent bulbs give the neutrally-designed walls and desk a sterile glow. I’ve been in this room, or one equally as vanilla, […]

83% through 33%

August 27, 2014

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I’ve officially made the transition from counting up the number of days I’ve had radiation treatments, to counting down the number of days remaining. That’s a pretty big deal. …especially if you’re my insides. My baseline of existence for the last few weeks has been squeezing waterfalls out of my backside to the point of […]