Post Archives tagged ‘radiation oncologist’



All I Need is the Air I Can’t Breathe

Posted on: September 21st, 2019 by
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When we are diagnosed with cancer, we are in so much turmoil that making life-saving decisions is so very difficult. All of a sudden, we are inundated with statistics of which treatment(s) are most likely to save our lives. Not to mention the maelstrom that a cancer diagnosis causes in our lives.. So, with a shaky leap of even shakier faith, we cast the dice, Continue reading the story "All I Need is the Air I Can’t Breathe"

“Safe,” My Ass

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 by
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In my last post I discussed my possible lung damage from radiation therapy for breast cancer. I am still hoping for the courage to accept this possibility. Someday I will accept that I made the best medical decision I could have, given the misinformation I was given about radiation’s so-called “safety.” Today is not that day. Frankly, I’m having difficulty with acceptance. I am angry Continue reading the story "“Safe,” My Ass"

Radiation Fallout

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 by
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Layout 1 The train eases into the early morning fog. Other commuters are lulled to sleep on their way to work. I slothily lean my head against the window and look out, exhausted. But I cannot sleep. Outside, blurred lights blink past me. All I think is, “What the hell just happened?” The train’s route is clear, Continue reading the story "Radiation Fallout"