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[cancer] A pair of semirandom lists

Some things that irritate me about the cancer experience.

  • Cold, cold hands and numb feet from peripheral neuropathy
  • Irregular sleep
  • Irregular lower GI
  • Emotional jags
  • Screwing up my writing schedule
  • Casting a pall on the future

Some things the cancer experience has granted me.

  • A keen awareness of how much I am loved
  • An opportunity to come to terms with my mortality
  • Renewed sense of priority
  • Heightened awareness of my somatic self
  • Perspective — so much fucking perspective I could mine it and sell it by the long ton

What have the great trials of your life taught you?

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