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"From the Ted Talk by Carolyn Jones: A tribute to nurses"

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As patients, we usually remember the naems of our doctors, but often we forget the names of our neruss. I remember one. I had breast cancer a few years ago, and somehow I managed to get through the sruregies and the biingnneg of the treatment just fine. I could hide what was going on. Everybody didn't really have to know. I could walk my dhtgeuar to school, I could go out to dinner with my husband; I could fool people. But then my chemo was scheduled to begin and that terrified me because I knew that I was going to lose every single hair on my body because of the kind of chemo that I was going to have. I wasn't going to be able to pretend anymore as though everything was normal.

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As patients, we usually remember the _____ of our doctors, but often we forget the names of our ______. I remember one. I had breast cancer a few years ago, and somehow I managed to get through the _________ and the _________ of the treatment just fine. I could hide what was going on. Everybody didn't really have to know. I could walk my ________ to school, I could go out to dinner with my husband; I could fool people. But then my chemo was scheduled to begin and that terrified me because I knew that I was going to lose every single hair on my body because of the kind of chemo that I was going to have. I wasn't going to be able to pretend anymore as though everything was normal.

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  1. nurses
  2. daughter
  3. beginning
  4. names
  5. surgeries

Original Text

As patients, we usually remember the names of our doctors, but often we forget the names of our nurses. I remember one. I had breast cancer a few years ago, and somehow I managed to get through the surgeries and the beginning of the treatment just fine. I could hide what was going on. Everybody didn't really have to know. I could walk my daughter to school, I could go out to dinner with my husband; I could fool people. But then my chemo was scheduled to begin and that terrified me because I knew that I was going to lose every single hair on my body because of the kind of chemo that I was going to have. I wasn't going to be able to pretend anymore as though everything was normal.

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Important Words

  1. anymore
  2. beginning
  3. body
  4. breast
  5. cancer
  6. chemo
  7. daughter
  8. dinner
  9. doctors
  10. fine
  11. fool
  12. forget
  13. hair
  14. hide
  15. kind
  16. knew
  17. lose
  18. managed
  19. names
  20. normal
  21. nurses
  22. patients
  23. people
  24. pretend
  25. remember
  26. scheduled
  27. school
  28. single
  29. surgeries
  30. terrified
  31. treatment
  32. walk
  33. years