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At Least You only have Two

  Photo by Jesse Echevarria on Unsplash I took off my bandages today and was permitted to shower. My breast is a riot of color like a fiery purple-skied sunset. The scar near my underarm isn’t bad, a straight line of about two inches. But the other one, a...

Know your Enemy

At Dr. Fisher’s office, his nurse, Paula, weighs me and takes a blood pressure reading. It’s so alarming, she takes it again. Still high. Normally, it’s in the healthy range. Normally, I don’t worry quite so much. Maybe the discussion on surgery will calm me down. Dr....

What’s it Mean?

https://media.giphy.com/media/l2Je66zG6mAAZxgqI/giphy.mp4   On our first date, my late husband Tom talked about cancer the whole time. It almost did him in; I’d come away bored and depressed. He’d taken me to an Italian place, nice enough to have white...