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STANDING LIKE A TREE two MOMS, two CANCERS, one FAMILY

In January of 2017, I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Three months later, my wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

"It's bad, my wife said. Ovarian cancer." And just like that, I was upstaged.
Scared
Angry
More than a bump in thei road
“Mama, no seven-year-old should have to go through this.“
Community support
Friends jumped in, committees formed: Fundraising, childcare, meals, rides to treatments...they took care of us.
“Standing like a tree with my roots dug down branches wide and open...“ - Betsy Rose, singer/songrwriter
Why?
Why not?
They take your ovaries out through your belly button. What will they think of next?
Humor
Sage advice for radiology resident: "If you're going to put your hand in someone's vagina, you should introduce yourself first."
“We should do a play. Cancer: The musical.” (By Nathan Aranow)
Scarred
Life sucks
Life Is beautiful
Resilience
Friends
Family: They showed up-from NY, Vancouver, California, Israel...
"I have to get a pedicure before surgery. When you're in a hospital bed, you spend a lot of time looking at your feet." - My wife
We had the same surgeon. Two-for-one special.
Post-surgery swag
Shifting anatomy
Depression is harder than cancer
Chemo port
Can you put on my fentanyl patch?
Threat of return
Return (My wife’s)
Life goes on

Photography is my mindful, mindless meditation

Life is messy
Life is