The other evening at back-to-school night for my two eldest children, the teacher began her schpiel about their current activity: family trees.

However, it’s not about who was your great-grandmother on your maternal side! It was about who had (there was a list of illnesses) what.

Anyhow, my eldest had barged into our bathroom to ask us each if anyone had Heart Disease or Thyroid…. the list goes on.

So I’m sitting in this school presentation- hours after having chemo. Now, most times I am a-ok afterward and occasionally I will feel nauseated.

Teacher: Your children are really wonderful. We’ve been working on this project and I know that some of the children were afraid to share their families’ illnesses, but I told them, I understand; my father had high cholesterol.

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