Can It Be Better After 50... With Breast Cancer?

The nurse at the renowned Dana Farber Cancer Institute asked for my email address.

"It's," I told her.

I repeated the address, to make sure she knew not to spell out the 'fifty.'

"It's Better after 5-0" I said.

I hesitated, but couldn't help myself. "Isn't that ironic?" I asked.


"Better after 50." I repeated. "That's my email address. That's what I do. That's who I am. So, do you think it can really be better after 50... with breast cancer?"

I wasn't expecting an answer.

Just when I thought I might be running out of things to write about, God blessed me with a whole new topic that will keep me busy writing for weeks, perhaps years: Breast cancer. Thank you very much, God, I needed that...l ike a hole in the head, as my dad used to say.

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