Words and Images

You know you’re a writer when you get the written results of your mammogram and the first thing you spot is a grammatical error: We are pleased to let you know that the results of your recent breast imaging examination on 6/30/16 shows no sign of breast cancer. Um, don’t you mean “show”? Not to make […]

Perceptions of Beauty

My latest mammogram report noted the “architectural deformity” in my right breast. I guess it won’t be showcased in Architectural Digest any time soon. Reading one’s own medical records is like peeking into another’s private diary in which he or she gossips about you. It’s strange to read someone else’s words about the most private aspects of […]

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