Mommy And The Beast: Growing Up Under The Lingering Shadow Of Breast Cancer

Tomorrow she will graduate from kindergarten. I will be thankful that I was there, present in my mortal body, for at least one graduation of hers, be it from Montessori school. There will be no gowns or hats neither will she know what it means to me, but that is just fine. She is excited about wearing her pretty beaded dress and singing a “Good Bye Song”. I am planning not to wear mascara and to use a waterproof eyeliner. I will drag myself to get dressed and go as I am still exhausted from chemotherapy. I will take some Imodium so I can last through the 90 minutes without rushing to the restroom. She has been preparing the songs they will sing at this celebration they call “The Spring Sing” ― their school’s annual tradition. She has her daddy’s strong vocal cords and when she sings ‘America The Beautiful’ you can’t help but feel patriotic. She also has her daddy’s loud laugh, which warms my heart, but thankfully her ability to carry a tune from her mom. I have voice memos on my phone of this spontaneous and joyful laugh for my dark days, and living with cancer I am guaranteed many. She is a happy six-year-old who doesn’t like sad endings or goodbyes. Come to think of it, nobody does ― but at this age, she also does not comprehend them fully. She doesn’t get the finality of death but can be very dramatic if I say, “Mommy doesn’t feel well.” She will ask, “So are you going to DI...
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The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health. The w...
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