First things first, happy birthday little red and happy heavenly birthday Jimbo Pete. Pretty cool that my niece was born on her uncle’s birthday 🥳
My reading rate has slowed down. I’m not through with the book yet. For one thing the way the chapters are set up is a little bit overwhelming. Formatting is everything.
This is a story about a woman, Miranda Fitch who is in chronic pain and isn’t believed. It is extremely relatable to me as I have been trying to find help for my pain since 2010. I’ve posted about my experiences. I’m pretty sure my Doctor doesn’t believe me either. There’s a difference between life and art this time. I don’t take pills for pain besides ibuprofen. Miranda pop pills like candy but they don’t work. She also drinks too much. I’m not far along to know how her story ends. I imagine it’ll be similar to Valley of the Dolls.
Here’s a quote or two …
Tests, let’s do tests! I used to cry. That was back then when I thought tests led to something.
… Nerve Women. Women of invisible pain. Women alight with blinking red webs. No spider in sight. But the web is there.Miranda Fitch
As always more to come.
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