Lines, tubes, wires, chains. Dignity stripped, cavities drained. The metronome of your pulse above the beeping orchestra, dissonant buzz. Each gesture tracked, beat recorded, breathing measured, life distorted. Do you still feel free?
The body, its function a masterpiece to muse, altered by poison, fluid infused. Vesicles, vessels, organs affixed, shrouded in blood, lymph intermixed. Adhered in oneness by tendon and skin, scarcely quickened by a pump grown dim. Do you still feel strong?
Risen before the dawning sun, a swarm of stoic white has come to declare the status of your issues– Liver, kidney, heart, lung, tissue. To examine and prod, inspect then move a person, a soul, or a number to improve? I hope you still feel human.
♦ The nickname ‘Puppy’ was granted by her peers in medical school who stated that Phoebe was “loyal, affectionate, and playful…just like a real live puppy…”
♦ Despite having been chased by a machete-wielding villager (the villager had a nightmarish dream that PuppyDoc was a witch…bless his heart) and getting malaria and Dengue fever multiple times, PuppyDoc continues to aspire to volunteer abroad.
♦ PuppyDoc has a very large, squishy, soft spot in her heart reserved for the elderly.
♦ PuppyDoc has a very fluffy, affectionate cat named Samantha, whom she loves very much.
♦ Above all, Phoebe loves medicine and hopes that she never loses the joy of caring for others…
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Thank you so much, Elaine, from Pocket Full of Words, for nominating me for this award. You have a wonderfully enjoyable blog. I encourage all bloggers to visit her site to get a taste of her beautiful writing!
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My Nominations for the Creative Blogger Award (Blogs I appreciate, in no particular order)
Founded in 2014 by Dr. Phoebe Chi, PhoebeMD: Health + Inspiration (HealthInspiration.org) is a health information and literary arts website that aims to inspire, empower, and inform through a curated mix of essential health information, uplifting stories, and original poetry.