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A new reality

Have you had one of those moments in your life when you felt you had rounded a corner, and you suspected you’d never see the other side again? I saw my doctor this week – Wednesday in fact – and she told me she thought I might have Leukemia.

“But my cholesterol is o.k., right?”

I was in to discuss the results of a routine blood test – part of my routine maintenance program. I had spent the better part of two weeks worrying about my cholesterol. I was sure it was going to be bad. It (the cholesterol) wasn’t.

My doctor spent five minutes talking about neutrophils, monocytes, red blood cells, and platelets. I was sitting there, stupidly thinking about my diet.

It just wasn’t real. It still isn’t real. Sure, I feel tired… but I don’t feel like I have Leukemia. At least, I don’t think I do.

Well fuck me.

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