The Big See: How Having Cancer Showed Me What Is Most Important

December 1, 2014 4:29 AM

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I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly come face to face with your own mortality -- literally, the wake-up call of the century. Your life immediately divides like a cell in mitosis: Before Cancer -- After Cancer.

For a while (weeks, months) I woke up every morning feeling a little bit off kilter and then I would remember: Oh yeah, um, the Sword of Damocles is sort of poised above my head. It was like a loss of equilibrium to which I eventually had to adjust. In a way, it's as if I had quickly relocated from ...

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