Posts Written OnDecember 2015

In October 2010, a skilled surgeon at UCLA removed my thyroid and sixty-six lymph nodes in my neck, a post-surgery pathology determining that I had papillary thyroid cancer, diffuse sclerosing variant. This particular variant is a rare form of thyroid cancer, occurring less than 1% of the time with little data about its progressions. Some data suggest that it is a more aggressive variant, and there is an uncertain spot on my lung that is monitored for growth or recurrence. Only a few months before, as a starry-eyed newlywed, I had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After I got the…

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
“Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido.”

- Pablo Neruda “Tonight I Can Write” or “Puedo Escribir”
Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair translated by W.S. Merwin

“Tonight I Can Write”