The Notes of a Cancerous Girl. November 2014.

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First chemo treatment caused terrible side effects, left me scared and mentally unprepared. However, I knew that the first step was the hardest one and hoped that it would only get better. The learning curve has never been so steep, and neither was adaptation or acceptance of the conditions and events. Later, I would know that for me, each chemo cycle breaks into several stages: 120 hours of chemo, when I am in the hospital and feel progressively tired but actually ok. immediate post-chemo days, usually it goes for 4-5 days when I feel “dead”, as I call it. Time, that I spent on a sofa, with a New Yorker or a book …

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The Notes of a Cancerous Girl. September 2014.

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I am not a Cancer but I have one. It came unannounced, since I had no side effects except for the nightly drenching sweats, and quietly settled inside my chest. When it grew large and comfortable, it pushed aside my heart and lungs making my body convulse in pain. And this is when it got discovered. The following notes aren’t going to be my typical travel diary but day-to- day journey through the doctor’s appointments, moods and thoughts while dealing with the disease.  I used to skip news about cancer, considering it irrelevant to me since I came from a family with no cancer history and thought it would never affect me and …

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Jodhpur, India. January 2014

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January 11, 2014. Pictures from Jodhpur. After spending 5 days in the old Mewar kingdom (Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Kumbhalgarh), it was time to move on and get acquainted with Mewar’s arch-enemy – the Marwar dynasty and its capital Jodhpur. Second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur has a few names and all of them are correct. It is called the “Gateway to Thar”, implying city’s strategic location on the border with the Thar desert; it is referred to as “Sun City” for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year around. But the most obvious name, which I could witness with my own eyes, is “Blue City”, a name given because most …

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