Interesting piece, and profoundly sad. At this stage of medical advance, you’d think her symptoms would be recognized earlier. I hear these stories so often, I wonder about a lot of things. Have we really reached an advanced stage of diagnosis and prognosis? Maybe we’re not as far along as we think (or the medical community thinks).

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.