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Chapter 4 | Part 1: The White Coats

Getting stepped down to the floor was a very nice change from the ICU. For one thing, I was feeling better. That was the whole reason I was able to be stepped down in the first place. So, at least some things were headed in the right direction. My kidneys had still taken the beating […]



Chapter 4 | Part 3: The Unexpected Visitor

A few days passed in the hospital. Some of my friends came to visit. The mix of people who came to visit was interesting, too. I was surprised at some of the people I saw, and some of the people I didn’t see. But more than anything, I was just grateful to have visitors. It […]


I’m Still A Nurse

by Ann Toney
On July 2, 2013, I checked myself into an ER, but not the one I worked in. I wanted to be in control of what and when my hospital knew, and I had waited so long that my symptoms were such that I felt I needed an ER. I was wishing my fellow […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Eleven

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part ten of this story, […]