I was checking a new message from my doctor who is ordering a cardio study. I scrolled through mostly to double check the day, time, location, etc. But then I ran across the description of me as a patient. Like everyone here, we've seen our Dx and descriptions and such so many times. I don't know why this struck me. Not in a bad way - maybe a little sad(?) - but i caught my breath when I read it again. Can't tell you why, but ... well, not sure what to say.
Amazing how just a few words can really bring reality home:
"40 yo female encumbered by severe autoimmune phenomenon."
It's 100% accurate, oddly poetic and sadly true. I appreciate her recapping it like this. But it also sounds untouchable. Out of reach. Far gone?