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February 22, 2007


The Houston Chronicle sports an interesting collection of blogs, both via its own staff and via readers.  A new one that looks particularly interesting and engaging is CancerDiva:

My name is Terry Hayes.

I'm a single, 40-year-old woman living in Houston with my sister and her two dogs. I have a kitty cat named Sasha. I love to shop, read, watch movies and listen to music. I enjoy a challenging jigsaw puzzle, "This American Life" and "Prairie Home Companion". I like plays, traveling, and art cars. I love my job and my co-workers. I can't get enough of "CSI," "Law & Order," or "The Closer," and I'll watch anything on BRAVO. My favorite color is pink.

Oh, and I'm dying of cancer.

No use sugarcoating it. When my oncologist told me in April 2006 that I have metastatic colon cancer, I nodded my head and said, "Okay." When she told me I had about 24 months to live, "give or take a few," I nodded my head and said, "Okay."

My cancer had spread from my colon to distant sites in my body, namely my ovaries, liver and abdominal wall. Last week, I thought I might have a brain tumor. Luckily, my MRI was normal (normal for now anyway).


(h/t blogHouston)


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