Shala Erlich is a practicing psychiatrist in Bellingham, WA. She has published nonfiction in Lilith Magazine, and is working on a novel following a psychiatry resident through a single night shift. This is her first published short story.
I thought the worst was over. Surgery, chemo, hormonal treatment, which they don’t tell you is actually hormone-blocking treatment. So then: hot flashes, crappy sleep, looking for clothes that disguise my lopsided chest.