To Neal Shusterman: I want to be Rewound.

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I don't talk about it much, but I have a genetic immune deficiency that I've lived with my whole life.  It's not an easy disease to have...my immune system has no memory and so I catch the same infections over and over.  My life is a lot like the movie Groundhog Day.  The cells that fight infection, antibodies, I don't have enough of those.  So, I get sick allthetime.  And it gets really old.  

Having just finished the unparalleled Neal Shusterman's UnSouled, I started thinking.  I said it as a joke to Natalie, that I needed a new body.  And then I said, well I guess I need to be Rewound.  I would so love a do-over, to get a body with an immune system that worksOf course, I don't want to take anyone else's body parts but Shusterman ends UnSouled with a semi-revelation that means if I were to jump through the pages into his world, I could have a new body without hurting anyone else.  So, now I need your help.  Remember that Jodi Picoult YA book where the reader jumps into the story she's reading?  Between the Lines ?

Well, that's what I need to do.  I need to somehow get into Neal Shusterman's world and get a new body.  Reading this post, I sound crazy.  I probably am...but after living with an incurable, difficult-to-treat disease for 33 years, I'm pretty much open to any new solutions.  :)  



8 comments:

  1. I don't have any suggestions but I do wish I could give you a giant hug.

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    1. Thank you Juju! I love hugs. :)

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    2. Even virtual ones. (((( ))))

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  2. So sorry to hear about your illness. Life truly is not fair for some people. I hope you have things in your life that you can be thankful for. You obviously enjoy reading and blogging and are good at it.

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    1. Thank you! You're right...I have many things to be thankful for: my husband and daughter, supportive parents and family, and several true friends who accept me as I am. Thank you for the compliments.

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  4. So here is the plan, first we jump into Neal's world and you get rewound. Then we jump into Twilight and both become vampires... scratch that becoming a vampire is too much of a commitment. We will jump into Vampire Academy and steal Dimitri and then we can jump into Hunger Games and knock off Gayle before he invents a device that kills Prim, eat some Peeta bread and make Katniss our beastie and ensure she doesn't become the broken down girl in the closet (#mockingjayepicfail). I'm not sure where we could go next, I'll leave that up to you... should our husbands be jealous?

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