Category Archives: childhood cancer

Wordless Wednesday: celebrating release of 500 cord blood units for transplant

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An expression of gratitude

“You don’t hate me, do you?” I was shocked by the question. “No way! You and the people here saved my life!” Did this gentle man really think that the children he’d operated on had gone through life hating him? … Continue reading

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Unfinished poetry

Thirty years ago today I wrote a poem. I don’t have a strong recollection of writing this poem, although I do remember clearly the day I wrote it. It was January 2nd, 1984 and I spent a wonderful day with … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. – T. S. Eliot Finally, it is done! Chemotherapy is finished. I had my … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy: Take Two.

With two rounds of surgery done and dusted – a lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy, followed three weeks later by a re-excision of the margins and auxiliary clearance – it was time for chemotherapy to commence. Recovery from the second … Continue reading

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