The unbearable lightness of tumors.

This is one reason why I’ve written a lot less in the past month and a half. The other reason, which is far cheerier, I hope to announce by way of a new blog within a few weeks.

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »

12 replies on “The unbearable lightness of tumors.”

  1. Good news, man — good for her. Glad to hear it was benign. I can empathize — I had a polyp removed at 24 (!) that, I was told after they biopsied it to check it out, would have killed me before I was 30, because no one would have expected me to have colon cancer until it was too late.

    It’s a particularly scary form of cancer, I think. Always good when it isn’t.

  2. Oh my. Good news to be sure. I feel for you, though. We went through cancer twice with my husband’s brother and sadly that story does not have a happy ending.

    I’m not much of a hugger but I’m sending you a virtual one anyway. It’s been a rough month and a half, hasn’t it?

  3. Wow, I was on the edge of my seat, reading your mom’s essay. I’m glad she’s OK, but I imagine this must have been a very stressful time for all of you. I really admire your mom’s ability to focus on the joyous through all that.

  4. I’ve left a comment for your mom. Agreed, it’s extremely important to get regular colon screenings. I had one last year. No symptoms whatsoever, but they removed seven polyps. Nice to know they didn’t have a chance to grow into something bigger or worse.

  5. I’m so pleased to hear the conclusion of that article. I wish all the best to your mother, and hope any remaining recovery that is needed remains uneventful.

  6. Recently my sister was diagnosed w/ breast cancer. She is a yoga instructor ( when she isn’t working her regular job). Singing bowls,yoga (as much as possible), and music helped her get through.She endured chemo and radiation w/ grace and moxy! She’s my new hero!I’m glad things worked out for your mom.

  7. Waldo – just stumbled across your web site while browsing some AT stuff. Glad to see you’re still around! You might remember Janet and I (Innkeepers at the Fox Hill Inn in Troutdale). Your stress fractures and problems with Meniere’s clear up? Hopefully so! Will put you in my FeedReader to keep tabs on you. :) (sounds like your mom had a scare – haven’t read her essay yet, but glad to hear things worked out ok!). You can check my blog above when you’re really bored. LOL

    Full Moon ’95/’97 AT

  8. Very scary stuff-very glad to hear that your mom is OK. Best to all-two-footed and four-footed. Claire

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