Buenos Aires Diary

In 2010 while living in Buenos Aires, I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. After spending what money I had and selling everything to get treated in the private system, I had to rely on public health care in Argentina, which is open to everyone. These are the posts I wrote during and after treatment. I did not talk to cancer, nor did I win any sort of battle against cancer. From my perspective now, my survival seems to have resulted from a combination of dumb luck, stubbornness, and charity from surprising sources. I also had sex a couple times and got robbed.

I’ve changed hospitals from Rivadavia to Marie Curie. MC focuses on oncology. These photos wer

I’ve changed hospitals from Rivadavia to Marie Curie. MC focuses on oncology. These photos were taken by Kate Sedgwick the day I discovered that there’s an 18 mm nodule in my liver which will require surgery to remove. I will have to have an MRI before that happens, however, An MRI here costs ARS $2100, or …

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