Monday, July 5, 2010


It is so disappointing to have gone through double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and reconstruction only to have the tumor reappear in my non-existent left breast almost exactly three years later.  Two years of treatment and pain for one year of recovery along with almost financial ruin, and then cancer again.  Yet health care, or the lack of it, is a crisis for millions of people--no health care, no health insurance and no anything else for so many.  So now having had the new tumor "excised" and with an oncology appointment next week to figure out where we go from here, I am thinking of recurrence, what it means, what is is, and that I hope health and happiness recur and that I will be cancer free again.