Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again.
– William Shakespeare, The Tempest
The unauthorised guide to project managing your way out of trouble…
Everything I used to know about chemo I learned from film and tv. As it turns out, the reality bears very little resemblance to the popular Hollywood portrayal.
It’s May 2001. There’s a freak tropical storm gaining in speed and power. People are pacing, rain is lashing, and Dire Straits are strumming the opening bars of Brothers in Arms. This is the ‘West Wing’, Season 2 finale, where the President is revealing to the nation that he has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This is a job for a professional heavyweight. This is a job for White House Press Secretary CJ Cregg…
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