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Weird weeks

The week leading up to Christmas was physically and mentally demanding. I received a treatment infusion, attended three days of radiation treatment, and was beating back the vestiges of a cold that just did not want to fuck off.

The Festive Special

I’ve sat down to write this piece about half a dozen times over the past few weeks—hoping to have published it long before now—and...

Leveling the field

Trigger warning: I do talk about my prognosis, death, and dying. If that’s not something you’re in the headspace to take in, stop reading...


One year ago today, I stood at the door to my cancer centre and rang the bell. It marked the end of twelve grueling...

Learning to live with chronic pain

Reaching toward the phone on my bedside table—a halfhearted effort to silence my alarm before it riles the cats further—I am reminded that today will be another spent in pain and discomfort.

Radiation in the mix

I was going to expound on how today’s oncology appointment was one of the most important of my journey so far, but I realized...