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Archive: 05 2015

Five years later

My groovy little brother turned 28 years old today. He was over at my parents for dinner, where Zsolt and I are staying. At one point, he asked me if I remember my 28th birthday. Oh yes, I remember. I’d just had surgery to remove my right breast, and was trying to scrape together some reason to want to… Read More


How Do You Like Your Eggs?

I have entered a world that logically I knew existed, but really knew nothing about. My entourage has made the trip into the city and taken up residency in the waiting room of the fertility clinic. My dad once again looks pained and like he wishes he could be anywhere else. But he’s the best man I know, and… Read More


Futility or Fertility?

Futility or Fertility? Getting back to the story. My oncologist has taken me off my birth control pills and referred me to a fertility specialist. Apparently many chemotherapy patients lose their period -- my dad has tuned out now, and it’s probably for the best -- sometimes it comes back afterward and you… Read More

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Motherhood and Cancer Don’t Mix

Sometime I feel it’s unfair, unfair that any mother should have cancer, for it’s her disease but the most punished are the kids by this stroke of fate. Some of them then have to negotiate the world motherless, some with mothers that aren’t the same any more, some empty yet determined shells of who they were. Read More

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