“Mushrooms?” Cal asked. “It snowed this morning! I thought we’d never make it to the clinic on time with our cautious Typist behind the wheel.”
“She is rather squeamish about changing lanes to go around dawdlers, isn’t she?” Thalia twisted her head from side to side and a delicious pop relieved tightness in her neck.
Urania packed up the pencils. “I made sure we left early enough to compensate. We’re mycelium in Typist’s awareness, keeping her on pace.”
“Oooooh!” Thalia squealed. “Mycelium! The connective tissue of fungi. Fascia! Wasn’t the response to yesterday’s love letter delectable? All of those tasty sentences using dither and cacophony.”
“Readers?” Nia implored. “We’d love to read sentences written by you that use the word mycelium or fascia today. Connect us?”
A word from Typist:
Infusion 5 was delivered without a hitch. I met with my oncologist and we are both delighted by my mass’ shrinkage.
I enjoyed conversation with my team of nurse angels… one is leaving on a trip to Thailand tonight to honor her mother’s lifetime dream. Another is nurturing precious cargo — she’ll soon deliver a fresh human. I drew her a picture and found this quote to add: “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” ~Carl Sandburg
Isn’t that beautiful?
Back in 1998 we received devastating news that our 18 yr old daughter had a huge navel orange sized brain tumor. The doctors did not think she would make it to surgery. After the surgery they didn't think she would survive the treatment. Her tumor was at stage 3/4. They said she had a less than 30 % chance. Most people with her type of cancer only live another 5-10 years after treatment. She endured 7 weeks of daily radiation and another 3 years to get 5 out of 6 chemo treatments. She never got the last chemo because her blood counts were so low. She is still with me more than 20 years later. So what I want to say is never give up. God has a plan for you. There will be rough days and good days. Do what you can on the good days and rest on the bad ones. But of course you probably already do that. Just never give up.
Don’t judge a gift by its cover. You packed a powerful punch into a paltry parcel of words. (Working on alliteration but not doing well...)
I can easily imagine, not too far down the road, you will post just a photo. One might be the view of a face, fingertips resting on face’s temples. Implying that is how readers will import your thoughts and lessons. Quantum wow!
And what good news on your progress with treatment. Splendid.