Everything Happens For a Reason - Chapter 9: Ordinary Time Summary & Analysis

Kate Bowler
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After Easter comes what the church calls "Ordinary Time," the long period between Easter and Christmas when there are no major religious events to celebrate. Kate's life revolves around Wednesdays when she flies to Atlanta for her weekly immunotherapy treatment at the clinical trial. She is "stuck in the present tense" and unable to make extended plans. She imagines the routine of the passing seasons and wonders if she will be there to experience them as the year goes on. Every two months she has scans to assess the size of her tumors and, if they have not grown faster than the immunotherapy drugs can treat them, she is given two more months of treatment. It has now been ten months since her diagnosis and "there are no new studies to assure [her] that anything will cure [her] or even keep [her...

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