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This happened last night. :) I began writing it as I was rolling over...just knew I had to.
Enjoy your week, all. Treasure the ones meant to be treasured. :iconpaintheartplz:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-08-02
As *dragon-fly-to-me proves in her non-fictional account, Constant, even in pain, there's beautiful moments to be shared. ( Suggested by wdnest and Featured by Nichrysalis )
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I didn't know about the DD, Jessica--it's probably the most well deserved Daily Deviation I've read...ever.  Nope, not sucking up--just saying what I feel at the moment.  I can see this happening in my minds eye as I've had surgery of this type many times myself as several of my nieces and nephews were doctors in their youth (one turned out to be a doctor in adult life but I don't hold that against him). 

Isn't it strange how a appendix can regenerate so many times? :laughing:  Well done, my friend! :hug:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Aww...how kind you are, John! I'm glad you liked it.  I knew I had to write it...at least for posterity's sake. It will continue as a live memory, in black and white as long as anyone wants to read it.  And yes, you are correct. the regenerative properties are so very very strange, lol.

So. I'm sure you noticed I've been absent.  I had an "incident" last Thursday that left me in the hospital for five days.  Doctors are assholes with God complexes. And I had to wait to see my personal physician to be listened to and had the correct tests run.  I have shingles in my ear, which was diagnosed several days before my major malfunction.  It has invaded my brain and is causing some...significant problems.  I walk and talk like a stroke patient, John. I have extreme photosensitivity in my right eye and so i have...seizure like (may be in reality or a Bell's Palsay effect) condition when bright lights hit my eye. I can't drive! Ugh. I am so...frustrated. An MRI of my c-spine shows two significant problems in my C2 and C3 vertebrate.  I have to see a neurosurgeon for correction, which will be a freakin' scary ass surgery.  My dA friends who are also facebook friends know, but a few here might be wondering and I don't want y'all to worry too much. :)

Anyhoo...it is what it is for now.  But I am much improved from the original onset of symptoms, which was super scary as I could barely walk or make the correct words come out of my mouth. it is so odd to see the right ones in your brain, and not be able to get them out of your mouth!! Grr.

I am not doing a journal or whatever about this. 
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
:heart: & Congrats :clap:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thanks, Richard. :)
This is one of my best things. I'm glad you found it.
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
LOL this made me laugh so hard!! But did your daughter really have to have surgery? I'm sorry, probably a stupid question, but I'm a bit behind with the times... :P
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Good!
And yeah. Two surgeries. It isn't a stupid question. I was in a bit of a crisis for a bit--put up a journal even. But I deleted it later. I just--didn't want to remember that dark place.
She was sick at the end of May last year.
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow. I'm so sorry. :( Dang, May last year?? I am REALLY behind... :P
How's she doing now??
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
mmhummm..It's okay. She is better now.
It was...very bad for a while, but we are through that now.
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, good! I am very glad and very happy for you! :D
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thanks, Noah. :)
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just fantastic.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Aww, thanks. This is one of the best things I've ever done. :hug: I appreciate your appreciation.
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Gryphyn-Bloodheart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
This is such a great piece, with a lot of emotional depth. 

This line is great: "Mommy is crying.  It’s an emergency, someone push the button." It really captures how children see their parents as infallible and all-powerful, and what it does to them when they discover they're not.

I would take a look at this line: "There was a rare moment when all was quiet, the day before anyone realized she would have to have a second surgery. She wasn’t getting better, and I knew something was wrong--probably an abdominal infection or worse and abscess." Who is she? Is that supposed to be the narrator? For a moment I thought it was talking about Bean needing a different surgery. It seems like it should be "I", not "she"

The story would also be better ending instead with "...
 as she gleefully gathers her doctor supplies." The last line doesn't really contribute anything valuable to the story, you already set the tone of the piece perfectly. We already know it's a good time. :)


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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Thank you very much, Heidi :)

I tried very much to hide my personal turmoil from her, and trust me there was a plethora. Basically missing my older son's birthday, medical incompetence, staff issues, lack of supplies at the hospital--I had to buy my own chewable Tylenol for her and pull ups because she developed an illus of the bowel!! ...sigh...anyway, thanks so much for your articulate response in connecting there.

As for that line, you had the right of it, dear. She did have to have a second surgery due to the infection. I will look at it for tweaking pertaining to clarification, though.

It is funny with this piece...I wrote it. Period. As in, I did not draft and rewrite and revise. Post. Revise. :D I wrote it and posted. I never fathomed the wide audience this piece would have!!  I think you picked up on the emotional depth because I love my kids very much and that was transparent throughout. 

I appreciate your feedback and hope you have a wonderful, creative week!! :sun:
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Gryphyn-Bloodheart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Ohhh my god, I read this piece entirely wrong. For some reason I read it as you having had the surgery, not her. Obviously, from the line "Why am I the only one without an appendix in our family?" But I think I was confused by "What was it like in the hospital momma?" right after that. Might just be a matter of me being an idiot, not an actual problem with the story.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
lol. :hug: no worries, dear.

so...

What do you think of it now? :D teasing!! You are not an idiot.
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Gryphyn-Bloodheart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
It makes a little more sense why you were so scared. I thought you were just scared of getting surgery, but shit, having a kid who needs surgery... what a nightmare. So glad my little one is healthy as a horse.... so far anyway.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
mmhumm :) It was an eight day nightmare, all around. :roll: But we are through all of that now, thank goodness, and currently dealing with her broken ARM! lol. Fell out of a tree Tuesday late afternoon. I was almost there to get her out when the branch broke. ugh. Talk about sleepless nights.

Anyway, I'm glad your little one is healthy as a horse. :sun:
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Gryphyn-Bloodheart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Lol. Broken arm in childhood is a good sign. Means their brave and adventurous ;)
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
mmhumm...she is all of that. :)

Have a great week!!
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Madam, a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. :hug:
I don't know how I miss this and I want to congratulate
you for the Daily Deviation especially for this fantastic piece. :iconflowersplz:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
lol...madam? you too?? nutballs. :hug:
You are too kind my friend. Thanks for the words and the flowers. :D
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I'm just quoting The Bean! :shrug:

Always a pleasure my dear Jessie. 5 seconds hug 
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
lol. I know you were!! :love:
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JtheQ Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
You're an awesome Mom!  :hug:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Aww...thanks!! It is the one thing I know I'm excellent at. Maybe the only thing and I'm totally fine with that, actually. :hug:
Hope you have been well. :sun:
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JtheQ Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Awww....that's awesome!  I feel like I'm a good Mom too, and I love it. :)
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
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itselliegasp Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
such a beautiful and heartwarming story! :')
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Thank you, Ellie!! :) 
I'm happy you think so...have a great weekend.
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madameshadowenn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! I'm Jasmine, a staff blogger from :iconpoeticalcondition:. Just to let you know I've featured your piece in this journal: poeticalcondition.deviantart.c…
It's a round-up of all of our members who have received a DLD or DD over the past 9 days, so please do check it out!
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Thanks so much, Jasmine. :) Keep up the great work you are doing over there!! Have a wonderful weekend...:sun:
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madameshadowenn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! Thank you very much; the same to you :rose:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   General Artist
this is something special, thank you for sharing it with us. :love:
congratulations on the DD! :heart:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Thank you so much for this lovely comment, Dee. :) I appreciate it very much. :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
you are ever so welcome, lovely soul :heart:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
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Venry Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This was heartwarming :tighthug: Thank you so much for writing this, and congrats on the DD!
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thank you!!  I had to write it or I would burst or something. :D
I'm glad you liked it.
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Venry Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you didn't burst and instead wrote this. :tighthug:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Me too, lol. :hug:
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DJChocolate-Lover Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
That is absolutely adorable.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Aww..thanks, DJ! :hug: She is adorable, indeed.
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leyghan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I adore this story. Well-written, humorous and poignant; one of the best short stories I've read in a while. :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
:blush: Thank you so much!! It was written straight from the heart and I'm glad you liked it.
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully crafted. Congratulations on your DD!
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thank you very much!! It was a pleasant surprise for sure. :)
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D But well deserved nonetheless! :)
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