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27. Letting Go

The last week of chemo, two weeks ago, began like all the rest except for the easily perceptible smirk on my face that said I’m almost done with this and I ain’t never gonna study chemo no more.  3,142 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dual Reality

For those of you who have been patiently waiting, the news is in. I have officially passed the 2 year mark in remission. This is HUGE when you’re a survivor. 805 more words

Cancer Remission

The fog comes rolling in ~

One thing I have always liked about myself is that I am smart. Being “nice” was a given, I had British parents and manners and politeness are culturally very important. 328 more words

Breast Cancer

26. My Blind Spots

I’m feeling pretty good.  One more week of feeling good and then last treatment week.  As much as there is to complain about with chemotherapy, and I’ve done more than my fair share of complaining, I’m fearful of ending treatment because in chemo at least I know that I’m doing something about the cancer.  2,155 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

25. My Afterlife

One of my very smartest students once said to me, “All dog books end the same.”  I’ll never forget that statement because whether true or not (I haven’t read all dog books), it is nevertheless undoubtedly true because that’s part of the dog contract, unfortunately.  1,968 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

24. TMI

For the few of you who don’t already know, TMI is not an acronym for yet another chemotherapy brew or blood test.  It’s the acronym for “too much information,” of which many will feel, rather strongly, this essay contains far too much.  1,877 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

23. Existential Dread?

These are the sweet days, the two weeks preceding the next treatment or, alternatively, the third and fourth weeks after the last treatment.  I think it’s pretty much official that the side effects of the chemo are getting worse and lasting longer.  1,635 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia