cancer treatment

Chapter 7 | Part 1: Back to Reality and Chemo

If you missed previous installments of Christopher Graham’s story, read them now: chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3, chapter 4, chapter 5, chapter 6
by Christopher Graham
Well, it was time to start treatment again. They were kind enough to let me have a few weeks off of chemotherapy before the wedding and over the honeymoon. But the very […]

Chapter 7 | Part 2: The Doctor’s Office Waiting Game

by Christopher Graham
People sometimes think it’s because the doctor doesn’t respect your time. Or that, they decided to come into the office late that day. Or any number of things that make it the doctor’s fault. The other thing that sucks about the doctor’s office is that, often, you feel like you get about 5 […]

Chapter 7 | Part 3: Struggling with Chemotherapy and a No-Win Scenario

by Christopher Graham
I didn’t fully appreciate the impact of the chemotherapy until I came back from my treatment break. I knew the belly pain and nausea I had in the post-operative period were related to the surgery and chemotherapy, but I had the relative attributable proportions exactly backwards. The doxorubicin hurt so badly I couldn’t […]

Chapter 6 | Part 2: And the Rest was History

After breaking up with my prior girlfriend, I tried to meet people. I tried real life, I tried the internet. I was even so desperate that I tried Tinder. I swiped right on a lot of people, and got almost no responses back. I know I’m not the greatest looking guy to ever walk the […]

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 […]