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Scanxiety
My Multifocal Life

Scanxiety 2

Last year, around the time I created the “scanxiety” collage, one of my tumors started to change size, which led to surgery this past January.

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My Multifocal Life

Spiculation

After 6 months of “partial remission,” and almost five years of “progression-free survival,” I’ve learned just how partial “partial remission” can be. One of the

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Nancy K. Miller. Partial Remission detail
My Multifocal Life

Partial Remission

After the last appointment (June 2016), my oncologist doubled the time between scans to once every six months from every three. Almost five years later,

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Nancy K. Miller. Is Waiting Also Living?
My Multifocal Life

Is Waiting Also Living?

We wait in our chairs to hear our name called. Some in wheel chairs, Others with carers, canes, oxygen tanks, or neck braces. Soon my

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My Multifocal Life

Chemo Brain

Most define it as a decrease in mental “sharpness”—being unable to remember certain things and having trouble finishing tasks or learning new skills. When it

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My Multifocal Life

Infusion for Two

Last week my friend Aiobheann Sweeney and I discovered we were having an infusion (a k a chemo) the same day in the same cancer

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My Multifocal Life

The Compliment

When friends learn you are in treatment for cancer, naturally they prefer not to believe it. They want to cheer you up. “But you look

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Nancy K. Miller. I'm fine.
My Multifocal Life

How Are You?

Bobby Baker’s spectacular Diary Drawings focus on her struggles with mental illness, notably borderline personality disorders. Here, the split experienced in her mind is figured

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Nancy K. Miller. Diary
Welcome. Some musings on my current preoccupations with the worlds of illness and the worlds of books: the vicissitudes of living with cancer and the need, for now, to launch (a k a promote) my new memoir, My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism. Naturally, I inhabit both spaces, which makes for a strangely bifurcated, though far from boring, existence. Click to view both Feminist Friendship Archive and My Multifocal Life projects.
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