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The Brilliant, Undeniable Flash of God

My father has recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He just started a five-week course of chemotherapy and radiation treatment to shrink the tumor, to be followed by surgery. The cancer has not spread, and so we are all hopeful … Continue reading

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The Cutting of the Cancer Cord

The life of a survivor can be much harder than the life of a patient, at least in my experience. Recently an image came to mind of what this transition feels like. I thought back to a year ago. I … Continue reading

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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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