Category Archives: Medical Treatment

Black Cancer Girl Magic

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It’s #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth. Young people, Black people, and women people get colorectal cancer too! I’m honored to ink this laugh-cry-laugh-cry story of Chellese Parker and Iman Perry to tell you how it is… The fact that their table was the only one with a grip of cancerous people of color (POC) at CancerCON, made me ask […]

Five Years Ago Today, I Got Fitted (for a Radiation Mask) & Became Jade Gangster

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Five years ago today, in the thick of scary drastic cancer treatments, I wrote this documentation of what it was like to get fitted for a radiation mask. At the time, I was only writing for my private care circle of generous-AF-good-hearted helpers. For some reason, this particular post generated some very moving responses from […]

Minority within Minority: #AintIaSurvivor

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After an exhausting eight hours of pulmonary (lung) function testing, the head pulmonologist at one of the country’s top pulmonary function labs in California, handed me the written results of my performance, and explained the series of tables and graphs. “You lost 40% of your lung tissue, and according to these tests, the 60% of […]

Radiation Fallout – 0 to 100 Real Quick

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You’re looking at the last of the brown rice crispies and bananas with almond milk – my dinner dumped out all over the living room rug. But pretty cool that I hung onto most of my scalding hot cup of tea. I’m here to tell you that if a grown-ass woman face plants, but there’s […]

Flexed Half My Lungs on The Stupid Cancer Show

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I just got interviewed by Matthew Zachary​ for The Stupid Cancer Show’s Survivor Spotlight – flexing my I-still-got-half-my-lungs strength, to ramble on for way too long on the front end​. Slightly embarrassing. But there it is now – up in the SoundCloud permasphere. Matthew is a cancer gangster himself, plus the CEO of Stupid Cancer​, a nonprofit […]