Three years after a liver transplant...
When a song gets in my head and I just can’t seem to stop hearing it, I wonder why. Today that song is Natalie Merchant’s “Topsyturvey-World” From the album Leave Your Sleep. This song speaks to my inner child, the child who was born with blood that would not clot. My world could be tipped … Continue reading Topsyturvey-World
Tonight is the night that the ghosts and goblins get to party. The specter of death is all around us but we are not spooked. In fact we are celebrating. Young and old are dressed up in funny or scary costumes. They are out wandering in search of a good time. Children are allowed to … Continue reading Day 31 (of 31 days of free writing)
Today my writing is focused on pain because my ankles hurt each time I stood, freezing me momentarily, locking my stride in a halting limp. Pain is a signal, telling me to pay attention. It’s a warning that there is a blockage in a nerve. Some part of my body’s operating system isn’t getting enough … Continue reading Day 30 (of 31 days of free writing)
My doctor told me that on Thursday she will be dressed as Alice in Wonderland. It’s Halloween and apparently all the doctors will be dressed as a storybook character. It seems a bit bizarre that someone actually assigned the doctors a role for the day. It didn’t sound as if my doctor had any choice. … Continue reading Day 29 (of 31 days of free writing)