Monday, August 31, 2015

Acetylcholine. Leukocyte. Sphygomomanometer.



Prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Polysyllabic words with origins steeped in Latin or Greek languages. Words are my friends. But these are like friends with whom one hasen't spoken in a very long time; the rhythm is off, the quality . . stilted. 

And then there are triggers.  My mother spent a lot of time with medical providers throughout her life. The last twenty were especially prolific with visits, procedures, diagnoses, and medications. Until finally:  

carcinoma


The next few modules should present less emotionally charged material. I've read through part of The Urinary System and so far, so-so. Onward.   

12 comments:

  1. Hang in there, you'll get through it. In the meantime, lots of hugs for you.

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    1. Hanging. I believe I will. I believe.

      Thanks for the hugs.

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  2. Your description of those words, "like friends with whom you haven't spoken in a very long time; the rhythm is off, the quality . . stilted." is spot-on. Sorry to hear this module had so many triggers for you, and best of luck on the ones coming up.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I

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  3. Words definitely have a power to bring you to a certain point, especially when they are the type of vocabulary that only has use in certain settings. I hope the next modules are easier, emotionally.

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  4. I love your description of your relationship to these words, though I hate that you have these triggers.

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  5. I will always love you, hence you have a life time pass to my listening skills and empathetic answers. (((hugs)))

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    1. nina, you're a peach. Thank you. ♥

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  6. "Words are my friends. But these are like friends with whom one hasn't spoken in a very long time; the rhythm is off, the quality . . stilted. " I loved this description. :) Hugs.

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    1. I am warmed by your compliment. Thank you. :-)

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