In the past two weeks and a half weeks, I feel like I have aged about twenty years.

In that time, I’ve learned a few things:

(1) Textbooks lie.  There is no amount of textbook reading or med school learning that could prepare me for the reality of disease.  None whatsoever.

(2) My mom’s not Super Woman.

(3) Drugs have a lot of side effects.

(4) My family is fantastic.

(5) Cancer is a bad word.