Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Chapters 37 - 39 Summary & Analysis

Lori Gottlieb
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In Chapter 37, "Ultimate Concerns," Lori goes to her appointment with Wendell. On the way there, she gets soaked from the rain. Wendell offers her a towel. She feels very taken care of. Lori has felt especially worrisome of late, plagued by anxiety toward her novel. She finally tells Wendell about her "wandering uterus," or Medical Mystery Tour (263). So much seems uncertain in her life. She is worried that like Julie, she will die much earlier than expected. She is frightened of leaving behind her son. Wendell tell her that her story is about uncertainty. (284). In the same way she helped Julie, Wendell helps her to realize that uncertainty is not necessarily synonymous with loss of hope. The future is so exciting because of its mystery. She still has time, "illness or not, partner or not" (268), to make more meaning in her life.

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