Monthly Archives: July 2013

Closing the Chemotherapy Chapter

There I was lying face down in a massive machine, arms tucked in at the sides, trying to meditate my way through another breast MRI.  I was in the zone, imagining all of my friends whispering affirmations and placing a … Continue reading

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“Look for signs of me.”

Similar to the period leading up to my breast cancer diagnosis, the past few days have been both grueling and terrifying.  On Wednesday, July 10th, I went in for another PET/CT scan, this time to determine whether my cancer had … Continue reading

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“I Have a New Idea:” The Teaching-Hospital Approach in Medicine and Education

My new breast surgeon at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) walks through the door, lifts her hands up and says: “I have a new idea.” A new idea?  Wait, how could there be a new idea?  It seems … Continue reading

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