As most of you know, I've been having some serious back pain. Unusual for me. At any rate, after my MRI last week the doctor called me into his office to show me what was wrong. I have a cyst INSIDE my spinal chord called a syrinx that's been causing the problem. Forgive me for not posting or commenting much lately. I certainly plan for things to improve!
At any rate, when the doctor gave me his diagnosis, I was dumbfounded. I had never heard of this condition before. I had no background knowledge to draw from and for that reason I came home and read and read. After I read I had plenty of questions...most of which still haven't been answered.
The thing that struck me the most, though, was how powerful even a little bit of background knowledge is (whether we're writing or trying to understand something). Anything is easier to digest when we have prior experiences to draw from.
So rather than a writing exercise today I just wanted to share. Easy writing needs to come from the heart, the soul, the mind and....basic background knowledge gleaned from our life experiences!
With that in mind, have any of you EVER heard of a cyst inside the spinal chord before?