Today Is My Birthday

What am I really made of?

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I Am Cerium

Today is my 58th birthday, and I am Cerium, a chemical element with an atomic number of fifty-eight. Cerium is soft and silvery-white, tarnishing easily when exposed to air.

After being exposed to air for 58 years, the tarnishing process has settled deep into my bones. And today — my birthday — I can almost feel the weight of more…



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Julie Nyhus MSN, FNP-BC

Julie Nyhus MSN, FNP-BC


Nurse practitioner, health/medical writer, wife, momma, amazing badass rocking 10 years without evidence of cancer! Twitter @joolzfnp