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My Multifocal Life

Anniversaries

December 31, 2018. The seventh anniversary of my cancer diagnosis. I’m as surprised still to be alive as I am to be relying on my spiffy, purple walking stick […]

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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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The Scan Report. Nancy K. Miller
My Multifocal Life

The Scan Report

The oncologist does not mince words when delivering the scan report. Good news (“Good Pet”) or bad, it’s the facts minus emotion. December 2016 brought

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My Multifocal Life

Scanxiety

“Scanxiety,” a coinage not of my making (I wish!) but that makes the point efficiently, is an attempt to represent the limbo I described in

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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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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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