Category Archives: illness

Blurred Lines

“It’ll be fun,” she said. “All different ages,” she said. “You won’t be the oldest.” So I unclicked the MAYBE box and changed my RSVP to YES. I’d never been to one of these home parties. Sure, I’d attended ones … Continue reading

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A Stranger Saved My Dad’s Life, and this Is the Least I Could Do to Pay It Forward

“Yeah, Doug? If you want to go over the contract, we can work on that meeting next week.” “Mr. Fiore, this is the nurse. Did you need something?”  In the days following my dad’s heart transplant two years ago, he … Continue reading

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But I’m Not Dead Yet!

My sister used to love watching Monty Python movies, and one of her favorite parts is this scene from the Holy Grail flick: I’ve been really sick this past week, and I always think of the above scene when I’m in this state. … Continue reading

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