Category Archives: diagnoses

Sunshine

I was hoping to sit by the bank of windows, their light murky and scattered by years of grime. Ceiling tiles overhead have been removed to reveal years of dry, and maybe, wet rot. A spare classroom. Used for students … Continue reading

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Vicodin

I spent all day in pain, 4/5 of 10, which isn’t terrible. But it was all.day.long. No breaks, nothing helped. I was at the point of tears around 2pm, and at 3pm thought of canceling a client at 4pm. Aspirin, … Continue reading

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Critter Care

I was so upset last night. My sister’s boyfriend’s sister (i.e. possible future sister-in-law) is leaving for India and needed someone to watch her two classroom pet mice. The girls have their own large tank with wire mesh top. I … Continue reading

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Flickering shadows

Some weeks I drag my feet toward my late afternoon/early evening clients for several reasons (i.e. diagnosis, family negating course of treatment, complexity), and yesterday I was actually looking forward to my afternoon cases for these same reasons. I can … Continue reading

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