Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Why I am Selfish

My therapist just called to cancel our appointment this week. She has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

My first thought is that her phone call ruined my concentration on the paragraph I was writing.

I am a terrible person.

Please help me atone by thinking good thoughts for her. While her prognosis is very good, this is terrifying and terrible news.

2 comments:

adjunct whore said...

i realize that this isn't what you are looking for but your post made me laugh out loud. there is something oddly beautiful about being selfish with your therapist, even under such shitty circumstances.

i am sorry for her. what an awful disease.

Horace said...

You're totally right, there's an apt irony there that I hadn't seen. I suppose it's just a tiny piece of why she doesn't deserve this.