Friday Afternoon in the Universe

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Happy Friday everyone! Two other things: 1. Today I had my penultimate radiation treatment. After Monday’s, I’m done. Dropping off handwritten thank you notes to the ICU and recovery nurses at MGH felt good. 2. I’m becoming something of an amateur philosopher. What follows is unrelated to my medical status but I wanted to get… Read more »

A Love Supreme

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I have been flattered by messages complimenting me for being “strong” in this challenging time. Thank you! But really, any strength I’ve got all stems from just one thing: love. I have so much love for my family. It’s epic. If it were somehow possible to quantify or compare such things, I am confident that… Read more »

Love, Don’t Judge

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Disclaimer: This post may provoke strong feelings, especially among any fundamentalist religious individuals reading it. That’s not an apology, just fair warning. It comes from a place of love. ## I have been spending a lot of time in recent weeks reflecting on my values and priorities, and on the nature of love. Even as… Read more »

Motivations for writing

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My extensive writing on my CaringBridge site began with an attempt to document my health status. Then it became a tool for helping me understand the massive and entirely positive transformation in my outlook on life since my diagnosis with grade-4 GBMO brain cancer. Then as I started to get used to my new perspective,… Read more »