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Film Stars don’t Die in Liverpool

  Photo by Jad Limcaco on Unsplash (Spoiler alert—I can’t write about my experience of the film without giving away the key plot points.) Last night Bob and I watched Film Stars don’t Die in Liverpool. From the preview, we knew it was an older woman/younger man...

Ready for Battle

Today I’m meeting my oncologist, Dr. Ormsby. I’m convinced that he wants me to have chemo without further testing, so I don’t plan to like him. I’m ready for a battle. It doesn’t help that he has the most earnest face. He’s tall and very young-looking and hand-bumps...

To Chemo or not to Chemo

jens-johnsson-415903-unsplash.jpg What’s next? The tumor has been excised and good riddance to it, but it was step one of several. The big decision now is whether to get chemo. A breast cancer tumor by itself won’t kill anyone, no matter how big it gets, so long as it...

Harden the F up

I’m back where I don’t want to be, stretched out on a hospital bed, gown open, this time the transducer is circling the other breast, the one that has been spared so far. The screen to my left displays a grainy gray image. The tech has called in the radiologist to...

Misery at the Theater

Bob and I went to see HIR last night at Salt Lake Acting Company with friends David and Amy. It was outstanding as their plays always are, but painful to watch. For the uninitiated, it’s about a messed-up family—but not in a way you’ve ever seen before. Dad has become...