Tag Archives: survivorship

It’s not about you

I am going to write about a topic that’s just bizarre to me. It has to do with people who make your cancer all about themselves. It’s a tricky topic to talk about because, as someone advised me, I could … Continue reading

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Survivorship: my life illustrated

Recently, Heather posted a really funny article at Invasive Duct Tales about her cancer feelings in animation (thank you for the laugh and for the idea, Heather!). It made me laugh so much that it inspired me to illustrate my … Continue reading

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Stuck in between two worlds

The best way to describe my struggle with survivorship is by calling it being “stuck in between two worlds.” Let me start by telling you a story about a writing workshop I attended at Sloan. The panel included writers and … Continue reading

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What it feels like to be in the oncology waiting room

My friend Ed recently asked me, “What does it feel like to be in the oncology waiting room?” It was an interesting question. I had seen many doctors in my life, but never a medical oncologist. It feels different to … Continue reading

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Decisions after cancer

I thought that going through the treatments for my cancer was going to be the hardest part of this journey (for lack of a better word). I would lose my hair, throw up a few times, be constipated (or have … Continue reading

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