How Do I Write This?

I’m not panicked, but I’m pressed for time. I have much to do today and tomorrow to tie up loose ends at home and work. Why? Because I’m flying to Houston Monday to be with my husband, and to see my father-in-law, who is dying. He has fought for 13 months to survive blastoid mantle cell lymphoma. It is a rare form of non-Hodgkins blood cancer, and the most aggressive form of it. Survival is usually three to five years after diagnosis, at best. He had a two-month remission. It returned in various parts of his body in December and January; the treatment has been as hard on him as the illness.

My thoughts are scattered and thin. It’s tax time and we are behind, and now this. And there are work responsibilities I need to handle or find coverage for. I am writing this as a means of anchoring myself as much as possible. I’m not entirely here — in my body, in this place, in this moment.

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One Comment on “How Do I Write This?”

  1. kat Says:

    i know that out of body experience you’re feeling…just remember to breathe. much love to you and your family. xoxoxox