Collateral Damage

In regard to surgery and absences – this year has been much better for both of us… Maybe some things are looking up. (Published June 8,2012)

beatingcowdens

Collateral damageoccurs when something incidental to the intended target is damaged during an attack. (Wikipedia)

 

I don’t think it’s far-fetched toequate Cowden’s Syndrome to a war.

Our bodies are under attack.  This PTEN (tumor suppressor gene) is broken, and we are being bombarded with cellular overgrowth in the form of all sorts of tumors – benign and malignant. 

We spend our days, (and some of our nights) strategizing on how to prevent, fight, or get rid of these tumors.

It can be an all-consuming job.

When we have to have the tumors removed there is the recovery time, which can seem endless.  The battle scars, which forever change the landscape of our bodies also take some getting used to.

There is the financial drain, from lost wages, and the endless battles of medical bills are a war onto themselves.

There is…

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