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Cancer is hilarious

From time to time, I look to see what search terms are used to find my blog. Far and away the most common are questions surrounding the bone marrow biopsy, which also happens to be one of my most read

Posted in Treatment

Three is a magic number

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about math. More specifically, why I hate math.

Posted in Personal Stuff, Rants

Sometimes I wish I could draw

Because then I would write a graphic novel about cancer, and unfortunately, the stick figure market is already cornered. Despite all of the cancer publications out there, a web comic or graphic novel are not among them. Maybe because people

Posted in Uncategorized

Good news

A few weeks ago I drove myself to Dana-Farber (which is a fairly horrifying drive if you’re not used to driving in the heart of Boston) to meet with Dr. Arnie Freedman, the head of the lymphoma department and also

Posted in Personal Stuff, Survivorship

Say hello to my little friend

We have a tenuous relationship. I’m glad to have him around but he’s the type of friend who tags along but isn’t someone you really get along with. Yes, he’s my disability placard.

Posted in Personal Stuff


Unless you’ve been in a cave for the past 2 weeks, you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That means everything is plastered with pink – from radio commercials to my favorite restaurant to just about every general

Posted in Rants

On why I haven’t gone to the doctor

We left off somewhere with the ultimate cliffhanger: my “good” PET scan was not clean and OMG is it still cancer? Tune in for next week’s episode. Next week came and went. And then another week. And another week. My

Posted in Personal Stuff, Survivorship

Occupy… what?

People keep asking me what I think of Occupy Wall Street and, by proxy, Occupy Boston. After all, I seem like the perfect fit in the movement: politically engaged, a history of political organizing and activism, and a story that

Posted in News, Rants

Light the Night Walk, Boston 2011

On Thursday night, my mom and I walked with a few thousand other blood cancer survivors and supporters in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. Even the constant drizzle didn’t dampen the spirits of Boston’s largest Light

Posted in Personal Stuff

Facing fear

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a holy mother of G-d fear of flying. In the past, it has dictated how I travel (including spending 36 hours on a train or 24 hours on a bus) and where

Posted in Personal Stuff

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