Monday, July 9, 2018

Asking for a miracle

Going deep in the "What is the best possible outcome now?" line of questioning, the following thought struck me yesterday evening:

What if on Thursday, July 19, 2018 - the date of the scheduled second craniotomy for me - at the beginning of the surgery after the pre-operation MRI scan is done to get the current scope and position of the tumor, the docs tell me "I can't believe what I am seeing. The tumor is nowhere to be seen!  Looks like your recurred tumor dissolved and disappeared on its own since the last MRI scan. With that being the case, there is no surgery needed today. You can go home!"

Not sure if such a thing has happened to anyone else before. If it did happen it would be a miracle of unbelievable proportions!!

Postscript added on Tuesday, July 10, 2018:

A significant number of people misinterpreted this blog post as a statement of confirmed good news and not just a wish for a miracle. 

So the blog post could have used a bit more clarity. 


The main culprit for misinterpretation I see is the very long and rambling sentence starting with ‘What if ...’ ending a long way away while encompassing the crux of the matter and making the reader forget about the initial ‘What if...’ by the time they come to the end of the sentence. Just like this previous sentence. 🤣

‘Writing with short, crispy, and clear sentences’ is the recipe I am taking on from this failure to be clear in my writing. 💪

5 comments:

  1. @Prakash - that would be the best news for you and all of us who follow your progress. However, why worry of July 19th now on the 9th?

    Instead, see how you can be joyous and celebrate your birthday on July 24th. All the best buddy. Get rest, stay healthy.

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  2. I can get on board the prayer train for that!

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  3. You are 100 % on the mark Prakash
    All we can do is wish for a miracle. And you have done that. So 100 marks to you.
    Now That’s going to be the outcome since you asked
    Miracles are available for the asking
    And you asked hopefully
    And you infected me too to Wish for the same
    I too wish the tumour disappears !

    ~ vinod (BIM)

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