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What I learned from dying; False alarms

This week I learned a little bit about false alarms and being falsely alarmed. Last week I was unable to receive my chemo treatments for stage four esophageal cancer because my white blood count was too low. That, at least to me, was alarming. Until that point all of my blood work had come back…

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What I learned from dying; everyone needs a Jamie

After a long string of seemingly only good news, I finally got some bad news this week. My white blood count was too low to do chemotherapy chemotherapy so I was sent home from the hospital to try again next week. When I first heard the news I sighed and thought, “there’s no easy or…

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