Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
jaylake

[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?

Tags: cancer, health, personal
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