A Heartless Diagnosis
GenreNon Fiction / Spiritual
Age Rating:G
Submitted:Wednesday, 11 July 2012
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Read by:513 different readers

By the time I reached my mid-thirties, I had a loving husband, son, daughter, and a home in the country. The white picket fence I dreamt of during my youth captured a lawn that belonged to someone else. We didnít live in a Victorian farmhouse on a gently flowing plain. Our home was a pre-built modular from Pennsylvania nestled in the middle of one of the steepest hills in the Catskills.

Sure, a bigger house, a career and loads of money would be great but, Iíd settle for any environment that supported happy, healthy, confident, and educated kids. When they were sick they went to the doctor; if a teacher called I ran to the school; and when they lost their way I did all I could to bring them back.

Motherhood isnít easy. There are so many forces that change the course of our dreams. I reflect on the steps that carried me through., crumbled beneath my feet, and the heartless diagnosis that changed my life forever.


List of chapters

Ch. 1 Prologue
Ch. 2 Beginnings
Ch. 3 No Instructions For This
Ch. 4 Milestones
Ch. 5 Consequences
Ch. 6 Lessons Learned
Ch. 7 Family Dynamics
Ch. 8 Diagnosis #1
Ch. 9 Waterworks
Ch. 10 Losses and Gains
Ch. 11 Everything Leads To The Ocean
Ch. 12 Diagnosis II
Ch. 13 Resolve
Ch. 14 Redirected Focus
Ch. 15 How Do You Spell Faith
Ch. 16 Goals Achieved
Ch. 17 Music to My Ears
Ch. 18 September Eleventh
Ch. 19 Lives Return to "Normal"
Ch. 20 Negotiating Curves
Ch. 21 Balance
Ch. 22 Vacation - Anyone?
Ch. 23 Diversity
Ch. 24 Heartsick
Ch. 25 Reality's Great Escape
Ch. 26 Finding a Place
Ch. 27 Simple Pleasures
Ch. 28 Winter's Wrath
Ch. 29 No Place But Home
Ch. 30 Bursts of Light
Ch. 31 Our Warrior
Ch. 32 Epilogue


Pat Stroh Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Check out "Waterworks," the new chapter from "A Heartless Diagnosis" and let me know what you think.
Grammarcrat Friday, 20 July 2012
Captivating & Honest. I'm looking forward to reading the whole story.
Abby Vandiver Wednesday, 18 July 2012
You write very well. And I enjoyed reading your story. Is there more? Is there a story you are wanting to tell? I've put you on alert so I can see where this is going.

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