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Chapter 6 | Part 1: Boy Meets Girl

After the debacle with the ports, I had an appointment with medical oncology. I talked to them, and together we decided to hold off on the chemotherapy for a while. I was getting married in about a month, and they were nice enough to give me a holiday from treatment for the wedding and honeymoon. […]


Chapter 6 | Part 3: Love, Cancer, and Marriage

I had thought about marrying Nicole for a long time, actually. I need to start listening to that little voice in the back of my head that tells me things like this.
I had never felt that way about anyone before. The certitude. The assuredness. With people I’d dated in the past, “love” always felt like […]



Chapter 5 | Part 1: The Nature of Patienthood

by Christopher Graham
Nicole came to visit every day, and her parents were there nearly every day too. One of the best things about meeting Nicole was meeting her parents. Not only have I avoided the cliché that people don’t like their in-laws, I’ve also gained a second set of parents who, I can honestly say, […]


Chapter 5 | Part 2: An Existential Journey

by Christopher Graham
The single worst thing about being a patient, the part that sucks more than anything else, is that you can never get away from it. It’s never not with you. You can’t put it out of your mind for even one day, once you get diagnosed. You’ll worry constantly about the future, even […]