Taking Charge of My Story as a Cancer Patient at the Hospital Where I Work
Being an “interesting” patient who also happened to be a trainee made me a morbid little celebrity.
Diana Cejas is a pediatric neurologist and writer in Durham, North Carolina. Her short stories, essays and other works of non-fiction have appeared in Passages North, The Intima, The Journal of the American Medical Association and Neurology, among others. She is on Twitter @DianaCejasMD and blogs at DianaCejasMD.com.
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Sometimes I’m convinced no other person will ever know my fragile heart the way I do.
I have never been anything but this ragged, medicated self; I have never been less aware of the ground beneath my feet.