arm being injected with Radioactive Dye for Bone Scan

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12.02.04
Injection of Radioactive Dye for Bone Scan

It is the day before the scheduled surgery and I am being sent from doctor to
doctor to have tests to determine if the cancer lives in any other part of my body.
I feel optimistic, rather elated to an extent. Perhaps it is my naive state that keeps me from breaking down and feeling sorry for myself. It’s as if I am living in a bubble of uncertainty, and ignorance of things to come. The true test lays ahead in
a fog of bravado—a road I have yet, in my adult life, to walk. I am simply a child
in an adult body waiting to be born through the challenges of surgery and chemo.
To be born. To become. To be a survivor.

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