Gary, I want to be clear: tinywords is not a workshop site. We're looking for responses to the haiku and micropoems published here, or for polite comments. Not critiques. There are plenty of other places to critique or workshop haiku.
I disagree with Gatry Michael Dault…"prognosis" is key to the authenticity of this piece. I'm also not sure it refers to the loss of a loved one. I took it to be about a literal change in some health related journey and how that now impacts the view of the future. Either way, I love the chosen imagery. Very nice.