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Mexico City Part Two : The Earthquake

Not two minutes before the big earthquake a few days ago, we had just finished a fabulous Street Food Tour run by a competent young chef working for the Eat Mexico Company. Most people don’t care enough to listen to the broken voice of the cancer girl in the wheelchair, but he took me seriously.…

Mexico City : Part One

Mexico City: Part One Dieciocho, the week of the eighteenth of September, is Chile’s version of Spring break, and their National Holiday. The sun starts to appear in the sky, making it a little too hot to wear sweaters, the birds begin to sing early in the morning, and Chileans don their huaso outfits, eat…

Beating the Odds

The arrival of October first marks the anniversary of the worst day of our lives. Five years ago on this date, Eli learned of the malignant tumor growing in her breast. She listened while doctors explained that this extraordinarily aggressive cancer had spread to many of her vital organs. The disease had invaded her lungs,…

Visitors

One of the greatest gifts one can receive is the gift of time. I’ve been fortunate recently to receive that gift from dear friends and loving family. Around 6 months ago I was thrown into the hospital for, what we learned later was, a drainage problem of the cerebral fluid from the brain down to…

Limbo Land

On my last visit to Dr. M’s, we waited for him for an hour and a half. If I counted the number of hours Jon and I’ve spent waiting in doctors’ offices for the past five years…but that doesn’t seem like a meaningful activity for someone short on time. After about five min of staring…

Me To Fight Again

Last week I went to the doctors to get some conclusive news about my worsening symptoms. Unfortunately, I had to take new scans, an MRI with contrast and a PET scan, which means that I had to take off my wedding ring from my very steroid swollen fingers, for the 15th time. The results were…