Tag Archives: fatigue

So Alone.

Our block in San Francisco could start its own cancer support group! Within 100 yards of sidewalk, we’ve got two breast cancer survivors, one lung cancer patient and one bile duct cancer patient. A couple days ago, I noticed all … Continue reading

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Cancer-versary 1

I’ve been debating whether or not to write this post. Do I really want to make a big deal about the fact that I was diagnosed with breast cancer exactly one year ago today? Is that really a cause for … Continue reading

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The side effects come in on little cat feet

If chemo is a sledgehammer, then radiation is a little Dremer drill: more subtle, more precise but equally lethal in its way. The side effects accumulate more slowly, appearing quietly, steadily. Week 1: After my check-up with Dr. Fowble, I … Continue reading

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Digging deep

I come from a family where “taking the hill” is a just a way of life. My stepdad Gordon, who adopted me as an adult, served in the Marines. He was part of the landing force at Okinawa in World … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Tired

I’ve been tired before: Sprinting the last stretch of a high school cross country race, driving down 2 a.m. streets with a load of page flats that the printer would turn into a college newspaper; sitting for 36 hours on … Continue reading

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