Riding Cancer Trains and Cancer Buses (but without BRCA and Triple Negative Breast Cancer)

It’s ironic that another metastatic breast cancer thriver and I share a very similar blog title: The Cancer Train by @WarriorMegsie – Underscored by assumptions on how we look and how we may die someday, hopefully far out in the future rather than statistically closer to today. We know too well the emotional collateral damage of both cancer and of discrimination far better than we do. Our awareness is highlighted in no small part due to the assumptions people make about the brands of #cancer we both have. She’s not triple negative because she’s African American and I’m not #BRCA because I’m an Ashkenazic Jew.… Read More Riding Cancer Trains and Cancer Buses (but without BRCA and Triple Negative Breast Cancer)

Absolutely Late, Lately: Adding up the Moment(s) of Terminal Cancer

Wanting more time before it’s all over leads me down the rabbit hole into a place where I get lost. Lost inside a book, a song, a sunrise, a hug, a poem I’m writing, a memory, or a hope for something in a future that can at any moment be cut like a scene in an editors office from a films final print. I’m not lost on my path, though. It’s winding and it’s convoluted and full of time that I’ve somehow let slip by. … Read More Absolutely Late, Lately: Adding up the Moment(s) of Terminal Cancer

The history of Metastatic Cancer: written by the losers

The documentation of metastatic breast cancer is written by those of us who lose our lives to the disease. No one gets to write the end of our story with “she lived happily ever after” – but we aren’t losers. We struggle with the language to describe how our bodies ultimately succumb to a terminal… Read More The history of Metastatic Cancer: written by the losers