vicissitude. v, i, c, i, s, s, i, t, u, d, e. vicissitude. Doctor Sanchez stood silent as he studied Kenny's lab work. He cleared his throat. "Drugs are supposed to treat illnesses," the doctor said taking off his glasses. "Not the vicissitudes of living." Kenny looked down. "But Doc! The headaches. They're getting bad." The doctor looked at the chart again. "Kenny. Kenny. Then why do you have horse tranquilizers in your blood work? What's the Viagra for? Cocaine?" Kenny's eyes met the doctors, tears running down his cheeks. "Headaches Doc. Headaches."

/vɪˈsɪs ɪˌtud/

noun. 1 a irregular change. b revolution. c mutation. 2 a regular change or succession from one thing to another. b alternation. c mutual succession. d interchange.

Doctor Sanchez stood silent as he studied Kenny’s lab work. He cleared his throat. “Drugs are supposed to treat illnesses,” the doctor said taking off his glasses. “Not the vicissitudes of living.” Kenny looked down. “But Doc! The headaches. They’re getting bad.” The doctor looked at the chart again. “Kenny. Kenny. Then why do you have horse tranquilizers in your blood work? What’s the Viagra for? Cocaine?” Kenny’s eyes met the doctors, tears running down his cheeks. “Headaches Doc. Headaches.”