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conversations with my doctor, part 4

“Life is hard, honey. Everyone finds a way.”Carla in “Everything, Everything” by Nicole Yoon— Doctor: Hey. How’s the chemo treating you? Me: I enjoy it a lot. I may continue it on a recreational basis after we’re done. Do you … Continue reading

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borrowed tune

I’m climbing this ladder my head in the clouds I hope that it matters I’m having my doubts — the prophet n. percivel young — You can’t ask for much more than a room in the chemo center with a … Continue reading

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studebakers

“There are no symptoms to age.If I can dodge the mirror in the morning,I’m an 18-year-old.”— the prophet sheehan— In my head I’m running a marathon, and I’m about to go full-out Lance Armstrong. If a chemo marathon is like … Continue reading

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No sequins, no elephants

Life in the circus ain’t easyBut the folks on the outside don’t knowThe tent goes up and the tent comes downAnd all that they see is the show— the prophet ani— “Do you want a better view?” asks Jill, my … Continue reading

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intervals

“There would be a single instant of near disbelief that it would finally be happening in a fraction of a second; finally happening after the months, the miles, the misty mornings; finally happening after the eight or ninth now forgotten … Continue reading

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