Please, please, please read Scorchy Barrington’s latest post “Chronic Illness”.
Scorchy has outdone herself in this valuable post. Starting from the point of her mets diagnosis just a few months ago, she continues with a critical reading of the Komen organization and then moves smoothly to Peggy Orenstein’s brilliant article in the New York Times “Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer,” (Sunday Magazine,New York Times, April 25, 2013) and a review of Laurie Edward’s book In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Disease in America (New York: Walker, 2013).
I am not going to attempt to recap the post. Just go on over to The Sarcastic Boob and read it for yourself.