Fear

"Have you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your head?” - U2 "One" Early last month I was scheduled for my first six-month check-up with my oncologist after all active chemotherapy/adjuvant treatment ended (other than the stupid Tamoxifen I will continue to take for the next three years) and I won’t lie - my fear was palpable. If you looked at my face you could see the terror in my eyes just above my smile but I would never cop to it. Even the people closest to me knew I wasn't myself but they didn't know why. When asked I would chirp out my standard "nothing" or my other go-to, "I'm just tired." The excuses always work and after seven years of saying them I can be quite convincing. N

The Diet Dance

"Out on the streets, that's where we'll meet. You make the night, I always cross the line. Tightened our belts, abused ourselves, get in our way, we'll put you on your shelf. Another day, some other way. We're gonna go, but then we'll see you again I've had enough, we've had enough." - Ratt "Round And Round" Sugar Causes Cancer! Diets High In Fruits And Vegetables Can Prevent Cancer! Alcohol Causes Cancer! Alcohol In Moderation Can Prevent Cancer! Exercising Regularly Can Prevent Cancer! Exercising Excessively Can Cause Cancer! Stress Causes Cancer! Learning How To Adapt To A Stressful Life Can Prevent Cancer! Welcome to Cancertown Each one of the above statements is a sampling of what I see

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