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MY CANCER JOURNEY - arlenecotter.com
M Y C A N C E R J O U R N E Y At the age of 35, I became gravely ill. I’d assumed that my shortness of breath was the result of my escalating weight gain and had been ignoring a number of symptoms for at least five months. My health deteriorated until my partner realized that I could only climb one stair at a time without stopping to catch my breath. Scared and furious, he’d reached the outer limit of his patience. We negotiated a three-day countdown to get me medical help. At the…