Thursday, April 15, 2010
Another cancer in my neighborhood
Another call today. Mitch has lymphoma. He's under fifty. He lives less than a half mile from Joel, who had lymphoma last year. Shall I list more in my neighborhood? Carl, lung cancer. Marianne, breast cancer. Molly (8), leukemia. An unnamed set of at least five young mothers who died from breast cancer. My daughter tells me of mothers from school who don't have hair: "they're getting chemo mom, right?" She describes their condition as if it is so normal and routine. I don't remember growing up this way. Do you?
Posted by .Ecofeminist and Mothering Ruminations at 9:48 PM