The Privilege of Cancer

breast cancer
Photo Credit: National Cancer Institute, Bill Branson (Photographer)

One week ago, my wife began chemotherapy.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in early December (not coincidentally, the same time this young blog went on an unanticipated hiatus).  In the weeks since, we have faced a lot of fears that are a part of the cancer package.  What would the tests show about the extent of the cancer?  How would she feel during chemo?  How would she cope with losing her hair–and potentially one or both breasts?

But there were also a lot of fears that we never had to worry about.   Continue reading