Tag Archives: loss

When I get too close

When I meet another BC patient, whether it’s online or in person, it becomes personal right away. There’s a risk I take every time I get too close. This is probably not the perfect analogy, but I remember the first … Continue reading

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In loving memory of my pet Layla

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, I participated in a medical study about “finding meaning.” One of the concerns is that there is a high instance of depression among cancer patients. Psychologists at Sloan wanted to learn more about ways … Continue reading

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April 1

It was on an April 1 that I received my first chemo treatment. I got a chance. On April 1, this week, my cousin Glenny — who I wrote about two weeks ago — died of metastatic BC. She did … Continue reading

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