THOUGHT WHEN YOUR BEST FRIEND HAS A HEART ATTACK
Prognosis is meh (damage to four out if six valves), but the cardiologist said the body is miraculous and medicine isn't infallible. She is 54.
- •We are not young anymoreIn fact, we are at that age when where we are the target market for afflictions that were previously reserved for grandparents and parents.
- •We are not tough anymoreEven though she called for her own ambulance, dressed and waited outside for them, her relief when I walked into her room hours after admission to ICU brought us both to tears.
- •We need a village; we are not invincible any moreMobilized her neighbors and colleagues and what family is reliable. We have shit covered for now and now is all any of us--especially she--should be focused on. She is most terrified of losing her fierce independence as permanent effects in quality of life are unknown.
- •I had a draft list called "Possible themes for 2016", but now it is a single-item list:BODY IS A TEMPLE