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I shudder at “shoulds.” “You should do this” Or “you shouldn’t do that” are often tinged with moral absolutism, a premise that I began to question when I had my first seizure at 10 years old. If good behavior “should” yield favorable results then I “shouldn’t” have epilepsy was my reasoning. (more…)
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She caught my eye when she walked into the infusion center. She had brown skin, like me. She was close to 50 years old, like me. She appeared physically strong and self-sufficient, like me. She came here alone, like me. By most measures we had more in common with each other than with most others in pre-chemo waiting. (more…)
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When my oncologist suggested chemotherapy I panicked. The word chemotherapy played like a movie in my mind fast-forwarding then stopping on scenes of frailty, vomiting, total loss of appetite, and incapacitation. As I began treatments I still had visions of potential pain and suffering even though doctors and breast cancer survivors assured me that the chemo I was being prescribed wasn’t what I imagined. (more…)