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juliaunderwood

How Writing Has Positively Influenced my Life
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If I say that writing saved my life you might think it was an exaggeration, but I truly feel that without it my life would be insupportably empty.
In late 2008 my husband was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. In the 1960s, when he was 24, he worked for six months in an asbestos factory, writing a report for a work study company. The factory was chaotic. Asbestos fibres carpeted the floors, choked the air and infiltrated every thread of clothes and hair. This foul disease took more than forty five years to make its presence felt. Patients rarely live for more than a year after diagnosis, but he soldiered on for eighteen months and the end, when it came, was as horrific as you would expect. I was distraught…

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