Editor’s Note:The author writes, “An unrelated CT scan detected a nodule in my lower left lung. A 63-year-old nonsmoker, I had no risk factors for lung cancer. Thanks to excellent care from my pulmonologist, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and other health-care professionals, I am cancer free following the removal last fall of a Stage 1A non-small cell adenocarcinoma tumor. I wrote this poem in anticipation of the surgery.“ Robin Talbert is a nonprofit management consultant and writer and was formerly the President of the AARP Foundation. She has a BA in English Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis.
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