Oct 26 2013

What To Do When a Doctor Says “Cancer”

The other night I was having dinner with a friend when, at a pause in the conversation, she said, “so a 25 year old coworker of mine just found out she has breast cancer, and she asked me if I knew of any good oncologists.” And then she looked at me.

Well, shit.

And then I texted my oncologist. That night, I sent my friend a long email, and then I sent her two more. And then two text messages the following morning. Clearly I have some things to say on this issue. So, here is my quick and dirty guide to what to do if your doctor says you have cancer. Obviously, my perspective is Chicago-centric, but I’ll try to nationalize it where relevant.

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Oct 26 2013

One Year Ago

Exactly one year ago today, I finished chemo. Needless to say, my journey didn’t end there, but it was one hell of a milestone.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to celebrate this particular day, and so far, I’ve come up with not much.

Get drunk? Well, I’ve been having trouble with alcohol since finishing chemo, so that’s not really an option.

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Oct 14 2013

Health Insurance

I have extremely strong political views that don’t really belong with a blog about fighting cancer, so I’ve kept them to myself. However, one thing on the political front has been going on in the last month or so that is very apropos to this blog, so I’m making a comment. A footnote, if you will, in the shouting match between those in favor and those against Obamacare.

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