Relief floods me

Phone rings
Doctor’s office
Tests reveal lymphoma
Weeks pass with a myriad of tests
Tests reveal Tuberculosis

In anger, I said “get off my phone”

Consult with a respirologist and several Tests
Diagnosis, Sarcoidosis, what is that?
Never heard of it? Chronic and inflammatory
Better than one and two though
Monitoring and managing keeps me stable
Studying and paying attention controls stress

Gratefulness washes over me when I learn
I will survive
It’s not a death sentence

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