Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2006 was Saturday

This day in 2006, I still remained in the hospital. Had visitors in and out. My open heart surgery was scheduled for the upcoming Tuesday. Looking back, maybe they wanted to get in what they thought might be their last words to me. A friend, later on said, she thought they were going to lose me. Well, I had other plans.

On this particular day, Bear was one of the last visitors. Turns out Bear was kinda ticked at me. Why? Well, because I didn't tell him first thing I was in the hospital. I'd been there a week before I told him. Bear felt because of our past, I would have told him. Well, in my opinion, because of our past is why I didn't tell him. At that moment in time, Bear and I had little to do with each other, for weeks and months. Why would I want to share anything with him? Yet, I knew it was the right thing to do. I knew Bear would pray for me, and I needed all the prayers I could get!

I recall, I sat in a chair, donned in my faded hospital gown while Bear sat across from me. We've never spoken of what he thought that day. Looking back, I do believe Bear was scared. Except for the gown and being in a hospital and getting my BP checked about every hour, I was still me. Bear had a hard time with my illness--as time wore on, to a degree, I think he still does. You see, his dad passed away of heart issues at a young 58. There are times I wonder if Bear sees his Dad in me--which is only something Bear can answer. I've tried to reassure him of my health...

Fast forward to this day in 2010. Another gorgeous almost Spring Day. Received some good words from my classmates in this online class I'm in. That made me feel good. Gotta get my trash to the curb, chow on some salad, pet a cat and settle down to my Thursday TV watching--this is a night for me.

I am blessed.


Old Kitty said...


And is that Uncle MaxMaxx or Sweet Mommy?!?!

What a lovely post - you truly are amazing, truly!

Thank you for sharing what must have been a really scary and awful time for you. I'm so glad to have met you!!!!

I hope you enjoyed your salad, TV, lovely cats and of course, glad you are having a great time with your course! Double yay!

Take care

Don's Girl said...

Well, this is my sweet Big Boy aka Uncle MaxMaxx. We just had some adventure this morning, as his 'wide load' didn't quite make it all into the window!

I'm glad you're enjoying my little adventure. Sometimes it seems like it was those years ago, then it when my scar itches, it feels like yesterday!

Ann said...

So glad you are celebrating the anniversary. To your health!

Don's Girl said...

Thank you...thank you very much!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Sounds very harrowing. Beautiful feline by the way.

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