44 Ways to Make the Day of Someone With Cancer

August 12, 2014 12:37 PM

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44 Ways to Make the Day of Someone With Cancer

On December 17, 2013 I went to the ER for what I presumed was walking pneumonia (as a physician, I'm good at misdiagnosing myself) only to find out I had a giant tumor in my chest that could have killed me within weeks. Immediately I was admitted to the hospital and started on chemotherapy for Stage IV Acute Lymphoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma.

Over the following months I experienced a whirlwind of physical and emotional changes. The treatment became increasingly arduous, and I lost the ability to perform even simple functions, including working, driving, preparing food, and running errands. At 31 years old, I thought anyone taking away my...

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