Takotsubo – the shape of a broken heart

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy    I’m reviewing a left ventriculography    from a man with chest pain, MI ruled out,    his wife dead for a post-crash hour.    The scan shows his cardiac apex    bulging with each beat, shaped    like a takotsubo, an octopus trap    a Japanese cardiologist recalled    from his childhood... Continue Reading →

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RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #48 - this week's prompt words are 'inspire' and 'loss'.  Reluctant to use the word 'inspire', out came the thesaurus. Lo and behold 🙂 inspire => impel => give rise to => cause => prompt.   None prompts sense of loss Like the beautiful and rich   Yearning abundance. -... Continue Reading →

Response to loss

Grief is an overwhelming emotional response to loss, which can be expressed as anger, sorrow, anguish, despondency, mortification… to name a few. At times, it is recognizable. Yet there are many instances when ‘it’ does not resemble anything we have been led to understand – the gaiety, the risk-taking, the impassivity perhaps. Recognizable or not,... Continue Reading →

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