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That’s All, Folks

“Well, it’s very possible that during the treatments there may be some swelling that affects your speech more than it has already been altered by your surgery.  And, yes, sometimes … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 4 Comments

Pick-up Line

“Well, I’ve got Clark Gable’s tan – but only on my neck.” His speech is slurred by a massive, semi-fixed tongue, the product of inoperable oropharyngeal cancer and edema from … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Spit Dreams Are Made Of

She coughs, gags on thick secretions in a mouth raw from radiation-induced mucositis, sighs gutturally as she opens the water bottle she must tote everywhere to moisten her malignant, wounded … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment


Born on a face painfully disfigured by a rare form of cancer, his expression is one of fear masked by resignation, a combination that has all the appearance of emptiness.  … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 13 Comments

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