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The Wife's fam are immigrants.
So tonight we were talking about #JohnKelly.

I am imagining #MothersDay with the fam all together & The Wife's mother, whose parents were a carpenter & a lacemaker who didn't speak English. The Wife's mother is a painter & retired art professor.
#JohnKelly's xenophobia & racism are over-the-top, even for someone in the Trump administration. How can someone who lost a child be so cavalier about children being separated from their mothers? How can he claim immigrants can't assimilate? How do Trump's people talk like this?
#HeyJohnKelly
My father's mother was from Sweden, never went to school past 5th grade. Her husband, my grandfather, never went past 8th. She took in washing, he was a photographer. They were both functionally illiterate.

My father won a scholarship to an Ivy League college.
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1. The sleeping giant is slowly awakening to the corruption that is enslaving us all.

Once this giant has fully awoken we shall be unstoppable.

Public awakening is their greatest fear.

#QAnon @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
2. It’s essential that #WeThePeople understand how #Corruption in the pharmaceutical industry has a stronghold on people.

#QAnon @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
3. This long & detailed thread will shine light on corruption in the vaccine and cancer industry.

These are complicated & touchy parts of the #DeepState rabbithole for obvious reasons but facing the #Truth is very important.

The truth shall set everyone #free.

#QAnon @POTUS
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More hospital for me, today.
The rest of you, remember to breathe and keep the toxic at bay.
And take in some beauty.

The tulips and daffodils are in bloom!
Thanks so much to all the lovely, kind people wishing me well. Your support is so vital.

It was a harrowing day. #Cancer is a slog, but I am managing (except for some trolls who have sad lives).

I remain grateful for all of you, for great docs, for my fab fam.

Thank you. 💜🌿
Filing columns from hospital beds is exhausting.
Once, when I was at @PhillyDailyNews, before email was a thing, I wrote my copy long-hand from the ICU. That story, about the ICU, was later nom'd for Pulitzer, but all I remember was thinking those might be my last written words.
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Afternoon twitterverse! Let’s talk about AI in Radiology, which is the main focus in my research.
Any talk of AI begs for a definition of AI, and there are as many definitions as there startups that are “AI-enabled”.
For our purposes we'll just call anything that performs one of the higher level behaviours associated with animals e.g. learning, planning, problem-solving, creating etc.
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1) Q has previously stated that cures already exist.

#QAnon
2) Here's a congressional report from 1953 that indicates that there was indeed a conspiracy to monopolize the medical & drug industry & to eliminate alternative cancer treatments.

#QAnon
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It's time.
The inchoate, frothy sea of #Pisces is without differentiation
It needs the clarity & singularity of 1 instead of the duality of the fish.
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One small thing I didn't like about #Creed was how they talked about #cancer. Minor but important.
I see why they chose to frame the cancer discussion in terms of fighting.

Especially today, you a- can't look at it as a death sentence or b- compare your cancer to anyone else's.
But I wish they had also tied survivor imagery in with the fight. Adonis wasn't just sticking with it in terms of winning.

Just surviving meant something. Proved something to himself.
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I had another life-threatening heart/lung episode today.
I'm not sure how much of it had to do with my cutting my heart meds back to once a day while appealing the increased price by my health insurance from $120 for 60 pills to $1k for 60 pills.
We had to call 9/11.
Scary.
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I couldn't afford to go to the hospital--when you call 9/11 the city charges you $1,200 for the trip to nearest hospital.
They only accept cash.
The EMTs checked me out, told me to take the heart meds the way they were prescribed, established I wasn't in VFib, just SVT AFib.
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So all day, instead of doing work that needs to be done, I have been trying to get my heart rate under 140, which given my lung meds increase my heart rate, has been more work: breathing exercises my PT taught me, single nostril breathing @HillaryClinton taught me (try it).
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Lord #myspoons are on one this week. Not quite sure how to describe what I'm going thru.

This entrepreneur re-entry is messing a #spoonie up!
So most of y'all know I've been recovering from #chemo & that the #cancer turned up even more fun ailments.

But a chick needs checks. So prematurely back to FT work I go.
& Child I'm a hot mess. This paper chase is not going as planned.

Whole lot of chasing, paper at a minimum.
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Hours of my work day and my very limited energy have been spent fighting with my health insurance company about my coverage.

As of January, my freaking premium now costs $1,978.10 PER MONTH.

This is what Trump did to sick people & everyone applauded last night at the #SOTU
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I have no idea who has this kind of money but it's more than I make.

The sicker you are, the more expensive your plan.And there's no option because the #GOP allowed health insurance companies (who just got a huge tax cut) to charge whatever they want for coverage.
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So The Wife, who is the same age as I am and who has the exact same plan, pays $239.00 a month for hers.

This is America right now for sick people. I would qualify for #Medicaid expansion if I lived in a different state, but I do not.

This is madness. Just madness.

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Today I am going to try and cook for the first time since I was paralyzed.

I used to cook most nights for me and The Wife. After Mass on Sundays, I would make brunch.

I made every holiday meal for 17 of our 18yrs together. I did the #Christmas baking.
#NewYearsResolutions
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I started cooking as a child. I grew up in a chaotic household. Great politics but a chronically ill mother. I was the oldest sibling & the maternal stand-in.

I became a vegetarian for political reasons at 14, so I had to learn how cook that diet cheaply since we were poor.

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In college I cooked for everyone. I knew how to stretch $.When I was in the domestic Peace Corps I taught people how to cook with next to no money.

I love feeding people.
I think food is an evocation of love for many folks.

I haven't been able to cook since I was paralyzed.
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This 👉

Also, that narrative was set by white male writers who are well-paid and do not face strictures women, POC and others who Trump has targeted face.

If @HillaryClinton were POTUS, I could have just fought #cancer. Instead I've been threatened with losing #ACA daily.
If you're claiming Trump wasn't that bad in 2017, you missed #NeilGorsuch--the youngest #SCOTUS justice who'll be on the court for 40yrs if he stays to be #RuthBaderGinsburg's age--being ensconced in a stolen seat instead of one of the women or POC on @HillaryClinton's list.
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If you're claiming Trump didn't do that much damage, you don't know any women who use birth control, who might be raped, who might want to have a baby or not, who might have been sexually assaulted on campus or at work.

Trump made the lives of all these women much harder.
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I have some #NewYearsResolutions to share.

You all know I don't use foul language on here, but this iconic warrior trope seems a good place to start 2018.
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I've spent 3yrs reporting on Trump's every egregious move. I'll still be doing that in 2018, but I'll also be focusing on women running for office.

Traditionally women have received less/worse coverage than men. That must change. Only news orgs/reporters can change this.
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One of my #NewYearsResolutions
is to beat back #cancer.

In 2017 I didn't prioritize my time within the possibility of my death hovering. I must do that in 2018 and I would urge EVERYONE to live more like you have limited time rather than limitless time.

Focus, act, #resist.

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FASCINATING analysis of the landscape of immuno-oncology trials, from @Annals_Oncology. h/t @nickhaining watermark.silverchair.com/mdx755.pdf?tok…
Remarkable findings: >2000 agents, >900 in clinical stage, against 300 targets, from >800 companies.
>3000 trials with combined target accrual of over half a million (you read that right) patients.
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A J-14 du #hackinghealth, quels défi de #santé allez-vous relever ? Passage en revue de notre sparkboard 2017 :
Familien - comment mieux accompagner les familles lors d'une #hospitalisation ? hhlyon2017.sparkboard.com/project/59ba78…
Un outil numérique serait-il pertinent pour maintenir le lien entre enfant et patient même si les visites sont impossibles ou rares ?
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Trump's admin has made life exceedingly difficult for people like me who are fighting #cancer & dealing with extreme medical costs.

Obama said in 2009 that he hated watching his mother forced to work to pay bills as she fought for her life.

Many of us are still doing this.
Now Trump wants to make yet another critic of #ACA--the only buffer sick & #disabled Americans have until we get #UHC--head of HHS.

#AlexAzar is an actual lobbyist for #BigPharma.
And cut his legal teeth--he's a lawyer--working for #KenStarr investigating the Clintons.
Anyone who thinks sick/#disabled people are going to get a fair shake under this presidency aren't thinking clearly. And while I know we have more Russia news and
more sexual abuse claims today, this appointment impacts EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN WHO IS NOT RICH and it's barely news.
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I stayed off Twitter for 24hrs to try &reclaim my personal time &prioritize writing, finishing this next book,since my health is so dire.
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But also,Saturday I was utterly disgusted by the overt racism of white women claiming to be Dems/progs/left in my mentions.It was awful.
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#Cancer makes you both more patient & less so. I never curse or name-call on here, but I don't sit back & watch WOC being shafted by WW.
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#DyingIs
Being sick in America.
Being poor in America.
Having your healthcare stolen in America.
#GrahamCassidy
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#DyingIs
Having the Speaker of the House lie to America repeatedly & no one hold him accountable.

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#DyingIs
Knowing if I were screaming "Help me! I’m dying!" SOMEONE would try to save my life, but people will let #GrahamCassidy pass. 3/
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