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The Cat is Out of The Bag

How does one drop the cancer bomb on someone?

The weeks immediately after my diagnosis, I kept cancer a secret. My family, close friends and teachers were the only ones who knew. 639 more words

Diary of My Death, Post #15

This is my tenth chemo treatment. I’m on a two-week cycle, so that’s 20 weeks, roughly 5 months. The cycles themselves have become my routine, my normal, but there are differences with each treatment because of the repetitive onslaught of the chemo poison, the rabid persistence of my cancer, and the response of my human body. 669 more words


About me...

Did I dare say in my last post on here that my trips to Bordeaux will be fewer? How silly of me! I had another Herceptin and this time it has knocked me off really badly. 359 more words

Large things, small things, and a teenaged girl named Charlotte

I work at a drug company. A large, large drug company.

Bernie Sanders would say I work for “big pharma.” He’s right. I do. I’m proud to work in pharma, I don’t view it as an insult, and I think it’s a shame some do. 2,129 more words


I don't want to fucking hear it (not for the faint of heart)

Let me tell you what the last thing I need is….. False fucking hope.

Don’t tell me the tumor is shrinking when its not. Don’t tell me what ‘might’ be happening. 650 more words


Day One

Today is the first day of chemo. It was originally scheduled for yesterday, but one of my chemo drugs wasn’t shipped from a lab in Tennessee. 309 more words


The Days After Chemo Number 8

Chemo was postponed. Which means that recovery was postponed.

A Poem

Saturday I was tired.

Sunday I was ok.

Monday I was stubborn.

Tuesday I worked all day.

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