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4. a place that hurts

Underbrush near our cottage. When I looked at it I realized that I feel trapped like this, I can't get through or see clearly through the thicket that seems to ensnare me: my husband's cancers, major foot surgery, two breast surgeries, hospital stay for diverticulitis, radiation, seroma in the cancerous breast, severe reaction to the Arimidex, doctors, doctors, doctors. I can't seem to get through to the other side of this thicket. I can see light through the tangled web of vines and branches but can't push through.