Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting by Meredith Norton

By Meredith Norton

Through the age of thirty-four, Meredith Norton were a hymnal editor, paintings restorer, game-show manufacturer, and a public tuition instructor. She'd even lived in a tree residence and shepherded goats in Minorca. yet none of those strange stories ready her for the main dramatic flip her lifestyles may take: the analysis of an competitive type of breast melanoma. during this brilliantly humorous and irreverent memoir, Norton techniques the sickness with a clean mixture of humor and tenacity, railing opposed to victimhood and self-pity and refusing to develop into a stereotype.

Told with a razor-sharp wit resembling David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Lopsided is almost certainly now not a regular melanoma memoir; it's the bitingly humorous debut of a natural-born social observer.

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There’s no telling how our cells will react to being stretched and pulled or cut or radiated during whatever treatment the best doctors perform. We go by statistics, risks, and chances—and, of course, hopes. Medicine, after all, is as much an art as it is a science. One evening in early July 2002, about four months after my discharge from Johns Hopkins, as I was getting ready for bed, my wife noticed that my right leg had suddenly ballooned to twice the size of my left from the top of my thigh right down to my ankle.

So I didn’t take any medications. I didn’t go on Viagra or anything. And the problem just seemed to disappear over time and never occurred again. No problem. “Everything seemed absolutely normal. My PSA hadn’t changed. 8—normal. 2! That didn’t mean anything to me at the time. But that fifty percent change was obviously a red flag for my doctor. ” The urologist, Dr. Silverstein, did the biopsy, and when the results came back he immediately called Richard into his office. “I was alone with Dr. Silverstein.

The prostate gland plays a role in reproduction, but oddly enough, it is not essential for that task. It is more of an aid in the process. Its main job apparently is to safeguard the reproductive tract from an infection in the urinary tract. So it is not a vital organ. Yet it is remarkable how such a small gland can cause such incredible confusion with potential consequences. And because prostate cancer can move like a silent intruder, lurking about and causing no symptoms, it is critical that men become aware that one day trouble can be brewing and the intruder may make his move.

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