Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hot Soup & Chordae Tendineae

Dear John,

Chordae Tendineae

It rained all night and part of today, so all of us fibromites stayed home in pajamas. I made a big pot of vegetable soup. It's really really big. You have to come and help me eat all of this. It was a cool, gray day - perfect for hot soup.
I found this picture today - chordae tendineae, heart strings. They're such beautiful structures, amazingly tough for all their delicate appearance. To hold heart valve leaflets through every heartbeat for all of our lives is amazing.
So I just wanted to let you know that you've always tugged at mine, and you always will. Pluck away at my chordae tendineae! I love it when you play with them.
Love you with all my heart - strings, valves, conductive tissue, and all the rest,
P.S. - Spell check lit up like Times Square at night. It's not designed for us medical folks, is it? But that's okay - we have each other!

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