Thursday, April 9, 2009
I second that emoticon
Not being able to talk is one of the biggest drags about this cancer ordeal of mine.
I keep a pen and a pad of paper handy wherever I go. But I don’t have the neatest penmanship and I’m not the fastest writer. Sometimes people get impatient with me and walk away before I have a chance to complete a sentence.
Maybe my problem is that I’m simply long-winded. Or maybe my crutch is my reliance on communicating in English.
I mean, this is the digital age, right? There's a wide world of emoticons out there just waiting to be incorporated into my vocabulary!
Before I got sick, emoticons annoyed the hell out of me. I'm thinking now that these lil' boogars might be able to help me stay connected with the outside world while my tongue heals.
Here's a starter set:
Sigh. Tongue mildly swollen today
Ugh! Tongue grossly swollen today
Time to toss another yummy meal down the G-tube
Say, have you seen where I left my drool cup?
That's a swell idea!
That's a crummy idea!
Looking forward to having enough energy to spend a day at Disneyland soon
Please pardon the goop leaking out of my trach
Please pardon the goop dripping out of my nose, too
OK, so posting a whole blog about emoticons wasn’t such a hot idea after all