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[STORY] 50 Things You Never Noticed [PROJECT][STORY] 50 Things You Never Noticed [PROJECT] by ~OceanEyes1257
I was a wreck, and I was about to die. Sound cheerful? Yeah, I’m the happiest person in the world.
You see, I have Huntington’s disease, and I’ve had it for a long time now. It’s supposed to be incurable, and the standard life expectancy for people who get the disease is about fifteen years after the diagnosis. After that, you just kind of die, or at least that’s how I imagine it works. None of the doctors have really told me anything beyond that, and even if they had, I don’t think I’d understand anyway. I’d always done okay in school, but none of the medical terms even make sense, like CAG. What is CAG, anyway? It gets brought up all the time at hospital meetings and check-ups, but I don’t remember anyone ever calling it by its unabbreviated name.
Fifteen years. That’s as long as you can live with this disease. Fifteen years may not seem like a long time; in fact, lots of people would say that it’s such a
Notes From College: Page EightPage Eight: English FirstNotes From College: Page Eight by ~OceanEyes1257
Caroline Hastings woke up at 5 a.m. that morning, suddenly wide awake. She rubbed a finger against her temple, groaning quietly to herself. She’d woken up from a terribly cheesy dream. It was strange because the dream was almost fantastical, but in it she’d known it was all fake, that it was all just make-believe.
Caroline quickly undid the braids she wore to sleep each night, kicking off the blanket in the process. She rubbed her eyes, and turned off her alarm clock; even if it hadn’t rung her awake that morning. It would have to wait until tomorrow, she thought.
Today would be her first ever day of actually being in college—though she’d spent so many years picturing it she almost felt as if she’d been in college forever—and, truth be told, Caroline hadn’t slept a wink.
“I have no idea how I feel about this,” Joanne Underwood declared, as the blue and white bus pulled to a pai
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