Friday, December 11, 2009

tumors!

Challenge. Something that really made you grow this year. That made you go to your edge and then some. What made it the best challenge of the year for you?

Teratoma Steve seems the obvious choice. Steve taught me many things. Among them:

  • Do not tell your mother about your recently discovered tumor via text message.
  • Our bodies are FASCINATING (caution: while that article does not include some of the especially fascinating teratoma photos, it is WEIRD).
  • I am surrounded by some amazingly compassionate people. (Granted, the fact that many of them have been professionally trained in compassion perhaps skews the population sample.)
  • Patience in a life lived at full-throttle.
  • How to be a lady.

1 comment:

bekah said...

“teratoma” is derived from the Greek word for “monster,” because of their creepy contents.

WHAAAAT - I don't remember hearing this before!

Miss you (don't miss teratoma Steve - although his picture on the white board was cute...).