Today, just like 2 years ago I waited in the waiting room for my name to be called, retrieved my locker key, picked up my robe, changed into it opening in the back, waited in another waiting area, got called in to lay on a cold slab of steel, they used marker to find the 6 new tatoos to align me, remain very still please, I need to move you to line you up, but remain still, pictures were taken, people in the room then back out. Left alone with the enormous machine..we are starting treatment now..a huge door closes, the machine gets closer, a flashing light with a loud beeping sound starts going off on the wall, and then silence. They enter the room, flip the machine around, leave the room, flashing light, loud beeping noise and in 1 minute it’s over. All this while Billy Joel’s “Piano man” blares in the background..
You really depict the loneliness of it: the cold slab of steel, alone in the room with the enormous machine, huge door closing, flashing lights, loud noises and then suddenly over… and there you are left to metabolize all of this.
As always, I am here in anyway that you and Ange need. Love you.
by MaryAnn Merendino at Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 3:35 PM
Hey Poo Bear, Hope you are home now and resting, and that Ange is resting also. He’s crazy about you and for you, and will do anything possible to make you more comfortable. I smiled when he said he had to get off the phone to get you off the sofa and into bed! Love to you both. Hope you never liked the song Piano Man.
by Colleen Dangerfield at Saturday, November 20, 2010, 4:44 PM
Sending warm giant wrap around hugs and all my love to you and Ange. xoxo