On the 15th of the month alexa asks us to share a simply moment in time. So far this year these simple moments have been quiet significant ones for me. Today's moment included.
15 May 2013
It's 6.50am, the door is closed and the ward is in darkness. I look at the few people lining the corridor and wonder what lies ahead for them today. At 7am sharp the doors open, the lights come on and we are all urged to enter the ward. Nurses appear and guide us to our assigned bed. I sit down, Col moves a chair to sit with me and before long a steady flow of doctors introduce themselves and ask a long list of questions. Mid morning I was told, the nurse starts to carry out her checks when she is interrupted. There is an air of urgency and I am told that I am now first for surgery and wanted in theatre in ten minutes!
Never before have I been so grateful to wake up and enjoy a pot of tea.
The most significant moment for me was when the surgeon spoke to me as I came around in recovery and told me the operation was unsuccessful!! This I am still trying to come to terms with.
I want to thank you all for your kind words in texts and emails. I am a little more with it now and intend to spend my recovery catching up on all my blog reading.