I have spent the last two days in a hospital for a seemingly small operation.
All I had in mind was that I will endure and hopefully be discharged from hospital the very same day.
While waiting with my mother in the room I’ve been appointed to, we’ve been talking about everything but the operation, just as we were having lunch in a restaurant.
Then the nurse called me and it was time to go.
Next thing I know – I am in an operating room, naked and not long afterwards in an unconscious state.
I was happy to wake up and know that everything went fine.
First thing I saw was my mother’s face, she was there shortly after I woke up and then left, letting me rest.
I realized that I’ve had another surgery besides the one scheduled. I saw all this bandages on my stomach and I asked the nurse beside me, but she did not give exact answer, only something like “the doctor will explain everything”.
The doctor came and talked to me, but I can hardly remember what he said. Then I was transferred to another room and was told that I won’t be leaving the hospital today. It was something I least wanted to hear.
Later in the day I felt terrible pain in my back and stomach. It escalated the next morning when I felt I couldn’t breathe.
Nurses were giving me faulty answers about my state, until the doctor came eventually with explanation that the hurt is because the method of the surgery.
They told me I would leave hospital that day, but I couldn’t move.
I realized each and every one of us is alone in the sufferings that life prepares for us.
Comfort from the dearest people can alleviate the pain but cannot make it disappear. That was what I found shattering.
I was saying to myself that that was the worst part in that whole experience and that from that point on, the situation would only get better. I was right. I saw my mother’s face again after almost 24 hours and I regained strength to get up, get dressed and leave that room and that facility.
Now I know for sure – health and freedom are the most important things in life.
Of course – people that care about you as well.
Thank you for the support, I wouldn’t have made it without you!