I’m writing this update on my cellphone, sprawled out across my partner’s soft bed. It’s another gloriously sunny day in Palmy, and my current view from my luxurious resting spot is the lagoon, all sunlight sparkles and rippling water.

My beloved is in the other room, playing video games, having urged me to rest. I’ve been having trouble sleeping recently — a known side effect of the steroids I’m taking to help with my chronic coughing — but there’s lots that contributes to being tired ALL THE TIME. Just growing cancer will do it, for one; violently coughing for much…

Vanessa Barnes

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