Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A Moment in Time (or two)
Sitting in the waiting area - divided into four corners - sick folks in each corner - waiting for their moment - their turn in the operating room. W standing tall in front of me............
Then he came for me - for the long walk down the hall to my operating room - it was my turn. I stood up - gathering the blanket around me - fear rippling through my body making it shake - and I threw myself into W's arms - tears over flowing - and he held me close - he may have whispered in my ear - but all I know is that his strength flowed into my body and I felt safe
3:00 am - the clock was flashing 3:00 am - their good drugs had worn off and my body was engulfed in pain - blinding pain. I stumbled to the bathroom in the darkness of the night and the pain............ bright red blood flowed - the pain stabbed and made me gasp
I stumbled back to bed - curled up in a ball - knees to my chest - my back to W - the pain clawing at my insides -
And then his hand - gently, tenderly rubbing my back - and his strength flowed back into my body and my eyes closed and I drifted back off to sleep - knowing he was there - he was loving the pain away.............