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Posts by Melissa Blank

Brain Cancer

Melissa Mateo Blank lives in South Carolina. She has a Master’s in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and before being diagnosed with brain cancer, taught English Composition and American Literature at a local community college for five years. She loves old science fiction, good coffee, hiking, camping and spending time with her husband and her 100 lb. dog. She often uses her inappropriate sense of humor and a heavy dose of sarcasm to mock that which is trying to kill her, because if she can’t laugh at it every once in a while, what else can she do?

Survivor’s Guilt: The Love is Real

by Melissa Blank October 19, 2020

I am fairly new to this Cancer community. I was only diagnosed about a year ago, when my neurosurgeon told me that my cancer is incurable, it put me in a headspace of fear. I started my blog fairly soon after that, but it was more for me than anything. I was not ready to join this terrible yet somehow amazing club.


Schrödinger’s Cancer Patient

by Melissa Blank August 13, 2020

There is a thought experiment in physics used to illustrate the quantum mechanics of superposition with a cat that is simultaneously alive and dead, and neither alive nor dead, depending upon observation of said cat.