It Didn't Go Away (Part 2)
After a kidney doctor told her to simply “lose weight” to resolve an ongoing, undiagnosed medical issue, comedian and writer Jen Curran decided it was time to get a second opinion. A kidney biopsy, a bone marrow biopsy, and countless phone calls later, Jen finally had her answer. “My brain immediately started going to the videos I'm going to have to make for [my daughter] to watch when she's 16 and 30 and graduates high school. I'm going to have to sit down and write so many letters for her to open on different birthdays. I'm just imagining that I'm not going to live much longer.” Jen talks about what it was like in her first year after diagnosis, raising a newborn baby and going through treatment at the same time.
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