Rev. Dr. Stacey Simpson Duke Profile picture
Pastor @fbca2. Research advocate passionate about patient empowerment. Stage 4 leiomyosarcoma. Truth-teller, hope-haver, flame-tender, dare-taker, outlier.
Sep 12, 2018 22 tweets 3 min read
It's almost midnight and I'm still processing this morning's appointment, my first with this particular doctor. Having never met before, the first sentence out of her mouth (after introductions) referred to my #stage4cancer. In the 8 months since my diagnosis, none of the many doctors, nurses, or other medical personnel I've seen have used that language about my situation. None. Yes, I have metastatic cancer. Yes, that is #stage4cancer. But the language of cancer is such a tricky thing.
Jan 7, 2018 21 tweets 5 min read
ICYMI: on Friday, a megachurch pastor whose brand is all about marriage and sexual purity admitted to sexually assaulting a 17yo girl when he was her youth pastor (he called it an "incident" not an "assault") He didn't deny the details she shared, which make clear that it was an assault.