Preview of The Joy of Cancer: Chapter Two

“Why did you wait so long?” Dr. Kowalski said with a concerned tone.

“‘Oh shit!’ I thought to myself,” Olga recounted to me, “This is serious!”

“Maybe because I was afraid?” The words unexpectedly spilled out of her mouth. Olga was surprised; she did not feel afraid.

“Not afraid?” I said to myself, trying very hard not to raise en eyebrow.

Olga simply did not want to be given the third degree about something she had repeatedly been told was a non-issue. “Maybe because all the other doctors that felt the lump said that I had nothing to worry about.”

“I knew,” she told me again. “I didn’t need a biopsy to confirm anything. I knew I had cancer. I just wanted them to leave me alone. I wanted to go away and I would deal with it when I got back.”

© Olga Munari Assaly, 2011. All rights reserved.

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