Monthly Archives: August, 2013

“have” vs. “had”

Someone at the melanoma bulletin board suggested that people who have had melanoma removed ought not say “I have melanoma” but say “I had melanoma.” ¬†The same would go for basal, squamous, and actinic keratosis¬†(the pre-cancers seen in older skin.). Their reasoning is that if you’ve done the right thing and had the site surgically …

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Another New Normal

The “New Normal” is a buzz word on social media sites for people with chronic illness such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, Parkinson’s disease and more. The adjective ‘new’ is a critical component of this expression, as there is little stability or consistency in any of these changed statuses. My first experience with a new normal …

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