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I hadn't thought about this, in a very long time, until I saw this thread. Twenty years ago, when I was a teenager, I was diagnosed with leukemia, on the 2nd day of school in September and still in the hospital, undergoing chemotherapy that Christmas. My parents had chosen to have me treated in the US instead of Canada, so I was alone a lot of the time. And to top it all off, 3 days before Christmas, I was diagnosed with candidemia, a fungal infection of the blood. When the doctors pre-treat you with morphine and benadryl before they administer the anti-fungal drugs, you know you are in for a rough ride. Children's hospitals usually try to send as many of their patients home for Christmas, even if only for the day, but that year I was too sick. Needless to say, I really don't remember much about Christmas that year, and it is probably a good thing I don't.
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