Diary Entry

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. A few months ago, a scan again showed the possible reactivation of my cancer. I won’t know what this may mean for treatment until the next scan, after Thanksgiving, but I’m hoping instead for a measurement error. Now, what I had been experiencing as minor dread though, has ramped up into sheer panic, the emotional cost of scan-to-scan existence.

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.