Diane’s Story

Site created on October 12, 2019

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Journal entry by Diane Litynski

Sitting in a beautiful Inn in Brookline, MA.  Done with morning coffee - and anything else in the way of nourishment (okay - pointed taken, coffee is not nourishment) - until the last of this series of cancer tests are over late this afternoon.  Science got it - science got so much of it.  Need to now put science on seasonal allergies.

Since the last time in Boston - in March when the global SARS-COVID-19 was beginning its spread across (around?) the world, our lives left their routines and hopped onto "stay safe" mode.  Depending who you were, where you were, and what you did to make your life, your life - it meant masks, even in the hallway of your apartment building; learning digital world technology; Door-Dash;Ista-cart; a rather annoying 8" swab wiping the farthest recesses of your sinus cavity -  and maybe jumping into the DIY project. I mean, really D-ing IY-ing it.

I did all of that.  Got mask-shamed two days ago for not donning pleated paper with elastic ear straps while walking in a park in bean-town.....It is taken uber seriously here.  Bostonians are still in Phase II - Granted, I am in the midst of a lot of sick people and a lot of people treating a lot of sick people.  My extraordinary niece (well, they all are) -- is my plus one for all of those procedures when I wake up looped -- we decided to become a family (well, of course we are)- but we have been living in a 20' x 15' room plus bath for three days -- we are really REALLY a family.

So here is it -- we did it.  We are doing it.  We plan our lives - we get educated in something, or many things; we find partners - we adopt pets; we maintain living quarters.  Challenges - viruses, ice storms, busted water pipes, car accidents, still births, cancer, wild fires, food poisoning --happen - offset by birthdays, mom and dad days, 5k finish lines, the dean's list, cancer cures, babies, puppies, fishing, kayaking, sleeping in, sleeping on the beach, yoga, friendships.   Always friendships.  

If those challenges come smashing, crashing, dashing into you -- grab onto your faith in survival - reach out to the world, and know - you got this.  We got this.  

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