In April of 2010 — on my birthday — the doctor called to tell me that I had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. Within days I was hospitalized, and within months I underwent a stem cell transplant.
And I’m lucky, because here I am, alive and well.
In the spring of 2016, prompted by the death of a friend and fellow traveler who was not so fortunate, I wrote a series of blog posts called “We Meet Again” to offer a patient’s perspective on our miraculous but flawed medical system, to thank those who had saved my life, and to share what wisdom I could with others afflicted by cancer.
Here is a sampling of my posts. Sadly, the site where I published these is no more, so the links won’t lead you anywhere. I hope these snippets give you a sense of what I shared.