The waiting room of memories..

So, a young friend is scheduled for surgery at the cancer center next week .  He doesn’t have cancer, but the surgeon who is doing the procedure works all ends of the hospital and it appears this is where a surgical suite was available, so that adds a little more impact to the day.

It’s back to the belly of the beast.  Back to a familiar waiting room.  Back.

And I’m not alone.  While my friend is having his surgery, his Mom will be sitting in the same waiting area.  This place is familiar to her too. Her husband had many procedures behind those big, heavy doors.  Leukemia is a demanding blood cancer.

Just when you think you’re finished walking certain floors of the cancer center or sitting in certain chairs in certain waiting rooms, something totally unrelated to cancer pulls you back to memory lane.

This should be an easy surgery.  He’s young and healthy and his incision should heal quickly.

It’s the other wounds, from years ago that I’m not so sure about.


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Bonnie Gelbwasser April 1, 2017 at 6:25 am

In 1994 I underwent an autologous bone marrow transplant. In 2014 my son was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. When I went to see him during the first of his hospitalizations I found him in what was formerly the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. His room was across the hall from the one in which I spent 25 days so many years ago. I am still NED. My son died in 2015. Some wounds heal. Some never do.


Laurie Singer Sievers April 1, 2017 at 1:36 pm

I’m so sorry Bonnie…


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