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Meghan Brennan

Blog Entries by Meghan Brennan

The Cure for Fear

(3) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 1:12 AM

My friend Andy and I shared an irrational fear of needles. When I told him an upcoming trip to Africa required a series of injections, he reflected that unfortunately, "the only cure is exposure." Two weeks later, as a surgeon explained that he would biopsy my newly discovered tumor by...

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Life After Cancer

(4) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 3:30 PM

On my last day of cancer treatment, I felt disoriented in the same way a person might after falling down a flight of stairs: the world had stopped spinning, but I still hadn't figured out which way was up or taken an inventory of injuries. I walked gingerly through the...

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Cancer: The Elephant in the Room

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2012 | 11:53 AM

You may not know what to say, but neither do we.

There was a bald lady at my church. Avoiding her was part of my Sunday routine; I mean, what do you say to a person with cancer? Especially when that person has openly acknowledged that it's [whispered] terminal?...

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