It is two weeks later. You are recovering. The surgeon (one of them) said the operation would be a case study if he would submit it. (You wonder if you could get any money if he did so.)
Random Thoughts You May Have Had
- You wish you had started the dishwasher
- Don't those nurses know you don't want to give them blood in the middle of the night?
- Don't those nurses know all that beeping keeps you awake?
- Did one of your bosses show up just to make sure you were really in the hospital?
- Why do they bother giving you beef broth? They could just pour it out and keep from washing a bowl.
- Some people drive a long way to see you. A looong way. They stay several days, then they take you home. They pick up your prescriptions and leave your cash buried in the bag. You are loved.
- Someone whose back is hurting spends a night in your room among the beeping beeping beeping. And then comes back every single day. You are loved.
- Someone else drives a loong way, and spends another couple of days with you when you go home. You are loved.
- Someone else gets a ride to see you, and spends a whole week with you, and cooks for you, and keeps the flowers watered, and wants to be there just in case. You are loved.
- Flowers and/or balloons arrive from (or are delivered by) people who love you.
- Flowers arrive from people you didn't know even like you.
- You get cards and calls (and rainbow roses) from some people you didn't know even thought of you as a friend.
- You are thankful, oh so thankful to God, for skilled surgeons, a speedy recovery, and so much love.
- You keep reminding youself that no day can be taken for granted. It can change with just one step.