The Charge of the Light Brigade

  1. I live a shortened life punctuated by increasingly aggressive, dangerous treatment before succumbing.
  2. The disease comes roaring back like measles, worse than before, and kills me in a year or less.
  3. As someone who has undergone extraordinarily rare, experimental, and dangerous treatment, I live a long, mundane life before being shot by a jealous husband at age 90 (there’s a correlation between brain disease and dementia (No shit, Sherlock — organic brain diseases linked to other organic brain diseases), my grandmother has been diagnosed with dementia, and I’d be fine with succumbing after 90 years on this delightful, magical little sphere).

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Patrick Koske-McBride

Patrick Koske-McBride

Science journalist, cancer survivor, biomedical consultant, the “Wednesday Addams of travel writers.”