"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Things We Go Out For

Or rather, I can't go out for this, as they have also printed in bold:

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT if you have appeared on Mystery ER, I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant or Twins By Surprise.

Late 20s- early 30s. CAUCASIAN. Shoulder-length dark brown hair. While her kids are making a craft project, Lara steps away for a brief moment to check on dinner. Her youngest daughter, Caylyn, puts a little foam heart into her mouth and begins to choke. When Caylyn begins to spit up blood, Lara rushes her to the ER with the family in tow. The doctors release her after deciding that the foam heart is just in her stomach cavity and will likely pass through her system. A few months later, Caylyn becomes sick with a cold and doesn't seem to improve. Caylyn is put on many medications and diagnosed with several conditions. After getting many opinions from several doctors, Caylyn is admitted to a children's hospital where it is discovered that an infection has been growing on the foam heart for months. The infection leaves Caylyn in a very touch-and-go state for a few hours, but she is finally stabilized and eventually released. Lara is thrilled to finally have her healthy baby back.


  1. they should have just written, "Lira, do not submit."

  2. I wish i could put "I didn't know I was pregnant" or "Twins by surprise" on my resume.


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