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Mesg #91394 "Anybody Else Respond This Way?"
Author Wandering Author     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Aug-19-12 11:07 PM
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This really does get around to writing - I promise. But I have to explain the background.

This past week has been very stressful. My father, who had dementia and was on Hospice because he refused all treatment (this was not the dementia - he always disliked and distrusted doctors) had brain seizures for ten hours last Monday before they could get them to stop using quantities of Valium and morphine that according to them should have been enough to drop a herd of elephants.

He was in a very bad state ever since, and had a few more seizures; he spent the past few days in a total morphine haze, since there was nothing else that could be done for him. Almost three hours ago now, he died.

Now, it was a complex relationship. Sorry if I offend anyone, but although I miss him and find it sad and all the obvious things - he was also a deeply flawed man (perhaps some of those flaws weren't even his fault, but that doesn't change my experience of them) and I have some horrible memories of him as well as pleasant ones. There are many people who have worse memories of their parents, but just the mixture is hard to deal with. So, of course, I've had a tough time this week, and on top of it, I'm exhausted.

And one of the strongest responses I've had is to write. There were nights I couldn't sleep, no matter how tired I was, so I sat up writing. I wrote in the bathroom. I wrote every chance I could get. I think I've written more poems the past week than I did in the past five years combined. And worked on several other projects... So I'm just wondering how many writers respond to emotional stress by spilling those emotions all over the page?

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Anybody Else Respond This Way? [View all] , Wandering Author, Sun Aug-19-12 11:07 PM
  RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, whilstwhile, Aug 20th 2012, #1
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, Dreamerscove, Aug 20th 2012, #2
Hugs to you, CatrinP, Aug 20th 2012, #3
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, Erin_M_H, Aug 20th 2012, #4
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, RavenCorbie, Aug 20th 2012, #5
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, Laevus, Aug 20th 2012, #6
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, KatsInCommand, Aug 20th 2012, #7
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, magic seeker, Aug 20th 2012, #8
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, dabrownofmn, Aug 20th 2012, #9
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, Chevaliersg, Aug 22nd 2012, #10
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, mskitty, Aug 22nd 2012, #11
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, GlendaKP, Aug 23rd 2012, #12
RE: Anybody Else Respond This Way?, crimson_angel, Aug 26th 2012, #13
Update - and Thanks, Wandering Author, Aug 28th 2012, #14
RE: Update - and Thanks, Erin_M_H, Aug 28th 2012, #15
RE: Update - and Thanks, MarFisk, Sep 02nd 2012, #16

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