An Unexpected Surprise

The closer you get to the operating room, the colder the temperature becomes. The more clinical the walls start looking, and the bigger the circumference of the lights. It’s a little unnerving, being wheeled through corridors with my long curly hair in an ugly blue net and no make up on whatsoever; I felt completely powerless.

The anesthesiologist leaned over me as he picked up my hand with the IV and said, “I’m going to give you about 4 bottles of wine in thirty seconds.”

“Hello, Santa!” I said, and that’s the last thing I remembered.

My doctor just called tonight to tell me that the small tumor he’d removed is benign. It is a tremendous gift to receive at Christmas, a gift I didn’t have the sense to ask for as I’d never suspected the presence of a growth. But, how blessed I feel to have been watched over, not only by the doctors who are paid, but by my heavenly father who cares.

Who cares for each one of us even when we don’t know it.

Merry Christmas, a little early, but heartfelt all the same.

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37 thoughts on “An Unexpected Surprise”

  1. How very wonderful dearest Meredith, I am beyond happy to read the good news, as I am sure you feel blessed this Christmas season.
    Hugs and kisses
    Your friend always, Sylvie

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  2. When I read this (the first time around), I thought I was reading an introduction to a novel. Then it hit me that this was your story! I am so thankful you are ok!! Hugs to you and hopefully no lengthy recovery from your procedure. xoxo

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  3. Oh! That is a wonderful news and the best possible gift ever!Someone watches over us always, regardless of our knowing it or not! Wishing you a brilliant, happy and merry Christmas!

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  4. So wonderful to see you back, Bellezza. It is definitely a lovely Christmas present. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I loved what your doctor said 🙂 We need more doctors like him.

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  5. I’m one of your newer readers but am so relieved that the outcome was positive and you will home with your family (and books) for the holidays. Loved your exchange with the anesthesiologist. Now, onwards to Volume III of “Emma”….

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  6. I had a health scare of my own this last weekend, Bellezza, so I can really relate to your sense of gratitude and relief. Anyway, so glad to hear you’re doing well and on the mend! One of the best gifts of all. Take care, my friend. 😀

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  7. Those four bottles of wine wouldve been a great christmas gift – but that news must have just lifted that heavy weight of fear. Thank God for your news, and may the angels continue to surround you and that fear just disappear forever!

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  8. Bellezza this is the best Christmas gift. So glad that you had a good result and hopefully there is a lot of health and happiness in store for you this year!

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