Altered Time: The Days are Long but the Years are Short

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A Strange Relativity: Altered Time for Surgeon-Turned-Patient

Paul Kalanithi with Cady. He died on 9 March 2015, aged 37. Photograph: Mark Hanlon/Stanford University School of Medicine

Paul Kalanithi with Cady. He died on 9 March 2015, aged 37. Photograph: Mark Hanlon/Stanford University School of Medicine

Before I die, some words for my baby daughter:

Having cancer has made me acutely aware of time’s elasticity. When I was a neurosurgeon it sped by.  Now it feels static, but you’ve filled my last days with joy.

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One Response to Altered Time: The Days are Long but the Years are Short

  1. sydhavely says:

    Gripping story and post.

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