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Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Long Sharp Metal Pointy Things .. .

The hematologist was very kind, but not very helpful, and going into his office was rather tramatic.

You see not only is his office that of a hematologist, but because he deals with alot of oncology (cancer) patients it is also a infusion center. And in the waiting room of his office is where they receive their infusions.

I have never seen anything so frightening or macabre.

Chairs with straps on the arms are lined up like airline seats and overhead hang IV bags of clear or lightly colored liquid which are connected to the patients seated in the chairs. These patients arms are held in place with the straps, and in and out of the whole set up weave nurses and techs Now, that in and of itself isn't too macabre but the way that the biohazard containers on the counters fill up with bloody lines and needles, the way the patients slump in the chairs, or look blankly out the window, the shuffling, uncertain steps those patients take when they get up and had to go to use the bathroom, are. It is beyond creepy.

After the creepiness out in the waiting area I went in to see the doctor and he was very kind, assuring me that I didn't need the kind of treatment his other patients were receiving but he also said that he wasn't really sure why I was there. Great. I had taken all my files down to him earlier in the week (well Mom took them after I signed all the darn privacy waivers so she could) and he looked at them and said that it wasn't low iron or low thyroid.

He says that the sinus tachycardia is not caused by anything he can help me with which means that I have to go to an internest. Because while sinus tachycardia isn't fatal, some of the things that cause it can be a tad nastier.


Also, when they went to draw blood to test for other things, before actually he told me that he couldn't help me with anything, *ahem* my veins did not cooperate. So I got stuck, and stuck, and stuck, and stuck. The last place the tech tried was on the under side of my wrist and it did not tickle. See there's a nerve that lives there, the same nerve that would have been severely mangled by the nail driven into Christ's hand, was annoyed by the needle that they used on me. There's a reason the word 'excruciating' means ''out of the cross''. And I just got a light flick on that nerve. I don't know how He kept from screaming as they drove the nail into His hand.

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Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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