Twelve years. That’s as far as the survival curve went. First it step-laddered down to about 75 percent at five years. That’s good, I thought, right? But then it steepened, plateauing at 40 percent. When you’re diagnosed, they warn […]
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It lurked in the back corner, the deep blues and verdant greens of its leafy pattern still gorgeous despite the fluorescent lights overhead. Even from 30 feet away, I knew it was a prize – a Diane von Furstenberg wrap […]
“You didn’t tell them yet?” The family had waited all night. For all of us who have stared at the clock, yearning for test results … happy to share my latest work, “The Wait”, published in Academic Pediatrics.
It had been preoccupying me for weeks. It was embarrassing, unexpected and probably meant nothing, I thought. As my doctor’s hand clasped the doorknob, I finally sought reassurance. “I feel like I’ve been gaining weight,” I mumbled … Read more […]