Saturday, April 02, 2011

WEGO Health Activist Prompt 2: Word of the Day


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When I looked up the word of the day on dictionary.com and found it was "bivouac" I immediately thought of ways it applies to my health situation. The word "bivouac" means "a usually temporary encampment; also to encamp." Everything in my life feels as temporary and unexpected as this word describes. I never know from one day to the next what I can count on from my body. Will I have the energy to keep plans I've made? Will my pain leave me knocked out in bed all day? Will I be unable to stop vomiting long enough to do errands? I never really know until the time comes for doing something I've planned.


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