Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why me? 1

There’s a cartoon by Mike Twohy in the New Yorker in which an obviously stunned patient sits on the exam table while the doctor says, “Sometimes it helps to turn the question around. Why not you?” There are lot of things to worry about when diagnosed with serious illness, but in the absence of an [...]


End of the world 22

You don’t come to the end of the world; the end of the world comes to you. You might see it coming; then again, you might not. I didn’t. When Diana was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2006 and given months to live, the vanishing horizon of our future was no longer way [...]