The Follow-up (NaPoWriMo Day 22)

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You’re doing great.
I am really happy with your progress. But
there were those two positive nodes,
so we didn’t quite get clean margins.
We really like clean margins.
Everything else looks good though, except
those margins. Just to be safe
I think we should do a PET scan.
I don’t expect to find anything.
I don’t expect anything to light up.
But just in case.
Just in case anything does light up.
And assuming nothing lights up
then we’ll just go ahead with the radiation
because that will help make sure
we really got it.
Make sure it doesn’t come back.
Maybe even cure you.
At least for a few years. You’ll be fine.
Most people tolerate it really well.
Just a little fatigue.
And redness—like a sunburn.
That’s usually it. Though
you could get nauseated.
But that’s uncommon.
I think you will be just fine.
As soon as we get that PET scan.

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Today’s prompt from Poetic Asides was to write an optimistic and/or pessimistic poem. I think I have both duly covered.

7 thoughts on “The Follow-up (NaPoWriMo Day 22)

  1. salsachica

    That sounds so full of optimism and pessimism at the same time, kinda like what most of my specialists trying to cover all bases would convey to me. Great job!

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  2. I really like this poem Karin. I can hear the voice of a Consultant prevaricating after being asked a direct question. The optimism and pessimism are carried well by a convincing voice. Good poem.

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