Category - HPV/Cancer

{On Cancer, Life and Letting Go…}

We ask a lot of cancer survivors. But mostly, the secret is, cancer survivors ask a lot of themselves. The people-pleasers among us don’t want to succumb to illness, so we become living, breathing examples of Dylan Thomas’ famed prose- sternly facing what’s ahead but toiling with inner fury. I’ve never been one for gracefully accepting a fate I don’t believe belongs to me and it has never been more evident than over twelve years of disease management.

.: This Is How It Works :. The Anal Pap Smear Story

Editor’s Note: This post was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek look at anal pap smears. I sent it off to my own editor weeks ago; we were going to run it for print in another publication. I pulled the piece this afternoon after receiving a call from my doctor and realizing, it all needed a…

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.: Fellowship :. What a Journey…

    I heard the news yesterday that my Fellowship with the Bush Foundation wasn’t moving forward after the last round. I was one of 397 individuals who made it to the final interview and with all the hope in the world, I continued the journey. I felt defeated for a few moments on the…

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{2014} The year of purpose

Dear 2014, We haven’t met yet. Tonight is going to be a blind date of sorts. But, I’d like to tell you a bit about me in hopes that you’ll understand I’m much deeper and more heartfelt than you could possibly see on the surface. I enter into you with visible scars. In May, I…

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