The Merry Maladies were a collection of e-mails that Mary sent to friends and family about her progress on the cancer front, plus detailed lists of whatever food she was eating at the time because, as she put it, "the unexamined cuisine isn't worth consuming. Or something like that."

You can browse through the Maladies starting in November of 2005 when her breast cancer made its appearance for the third time up through the final e-mails sent by her and her family in 2010.

Neither Here Nor There
09/25/07
Win Some, Win Some
10/25/07
Bragging Rights
10/28/07
Porkography
11/14/07
Grumpy
11/30/07
Seasoned Greetings
12/24/07
Reruns and Some Relief
12/28/07
Flight Into Egypt
2/3/08
Numbers Game
2/8/08
Medium Marker Movement
3/3/08
He Was A Livery Stable Owner
3/18/08
And The Winner Is....Plan B!
3/19/08
Springtime in Paris
4/11/08
Marking Time
4/17/08
Come Hell or High Water
5/17/08
2, 4, 6, 8, Tell Us Everything You Ate!
5/21/08
If Nothing Else, This Would Have Gotten Me Out of Jury Duty
5/22/08
Oy Vey
5/30/08
With a Lot of Help from My Friends...and Nurses
6/5/08
She's So Fine My Six O Nine
6/14/08
Didn't Pat Benetar Have a Song Called Anxiety?
7/7/08
Batting at Thousand...
7/25/08
Indolent Cancer
7/30/08
Numerology Has To Count For Something
8/8/08
What's German for Metaphor?
9/11/08
Stating the Obvious
10/1/08
Maybe Here, Maybe There
10/10/08
Anniversary
10/29/08
Simple/Sublime
11/11/08
Clearly, Yet Another Consequence of the Obama Victory
11/17/08
Oh, for the love of...
12/12/08
Let Nothing You Dismay
12/23/08
Passage to India
1/23/09
A Little More India
1/29/09
Groggy Good News
2/12/09
Spoke Too Soon
3/16/09
A Salute
3/21/09
Take Another Piece of My Liver Now, Baby
3/22/09
Caloric Tension Reliever
4/2/09
This One Goes to Eleven
4/10/09
Quick Update Between Bites
4/24/09
Wing of Life
5/8/09
Mount Baldy
6/4/09
Novel Delights
6/9/09
I Lost My Hair For This?
6/23/09
A Favor
6/24/09
Books Do Furnish A Room
6/30/09
Whoops! Corrections and More Plugs
6/30/09
Godspeed
7/11/09
In Which We Continue To Put Our Faith in Chemicals
7/16/09
Caloric and Musical Break
8/2/09
Let Us Now Praise Famous Caregivers
8/11/09
"We Fought Over Who Was Going To Give You The Good News"...
8/27/09
Gag Me In The Morning
9/23/09
Pills and Prayers
9/28/09
Sisyphus
11/6/09
As Mike Nichols Used to Say...
11/13/09
Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me
1/6/10
Fluid Reduction
1/26/10
Off To Mardi Gras
2/16/10
So Much Love
2/19/10
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