Third Year Anniversary Of My Diagnosis, A Poem

Third Anniversary
A poem by Janet Mills

Three years ago today
As we sat in the doctor’s office
Hands clasped together
I knew before he spoke with solemn voice
“You have CADASIL.”

Three mere words
An acronym of three syllables
Altered my life and that of my husband
Further tilting our family’s world
But we had answers, finally.

That day, never forgotten
Marked each year thereafter
Without celebration
Three will become four, God willing
The clock will carry on.

A future in haze
Unpredictable, bittersweet
Yet bringing a fresh perspective.
I envision the cure
And embrace the challenge.

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Sep 9, 2012