Cancer-Sucks Awareness Month: 28 Months Post-Transplant

Two years ago I welcomed Elul with a sense of deep foreboding. After living with my own mortality, wrestling with continuing to make a life for myself in the midst of life-threatening illness, shifting relationships, months during which I could not eat and was kept alive with intravenous nutrition, at the High Holidays I could not reflect on my life or consider my mortality. I was still having nightmares that I was in a room full of people talking, laughing, and eating, only I couldn’t. I was pretty sure I would never fast again.

Dodging The Cancer Bullet

Angelina Jolie’s recent decision to undergo a proactive double mastectomy prompted Julie Burton to write about her own experience with breast cancer.