Thursday, October 1, 2015

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RECOVERY
June 2001, surgery again, i had braved myself through the pre process, until the day scheduled.
Truly the loneliest feeling , is being wheeled into an operating theater

a fading image
the crucifix on the wall
that struggle to rise
swimming out of the nadir
of surgery into the light

clear azure skies
surely angels are watching
as i return
the familiar patterns
familiar shapes of home

RECOVERY © gillena cox 2015

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October 1976 my uterus was taken out, in June 2001 my ovaries were removed, on each occasion because of benign growths, in my abdominal area, the doctors reported, left alone could prove fatal.
The grateful aspect of this scenario is however: i had already given birth to a daughter in 1971 and a son in 1973. So i was already blessed with the charge of carrying two healthy children and being a mother.

edited to include: this is by no means a complaint; but rather, just info

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Written for Susan's prompt
Midweek Motif ~ Recovery/healing

22 comments:

  1. How wise of you to count all your blessings Gillena and thank heavens for the medical procedures that are available to us today.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  2. Awesome how you move from the nadir of the operating arena to the familiarity of home. The fear moves to gratitude. I too had the surgery of which you speak, though in one swoop rather than two. I was 38 and just thinking of having children with my partner. Those were hard times. Fortunately I've had many children as a teacher.

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    1. Your students are, certainly a blessing to you Susan. Thanks for this mid-week prompt. I'm happy you dropped in to read mine

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  3. This poem truly speaks volumes about your strength & courage.
    Beautifully put!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to bread mine Sanaa

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  4. I love the honesty of this poem - yes being wheeled to surgery is a lonely time but i think there is always someone watching over us..whatever our beliefs..i am glad you are well

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  5. This made me think of the "worst of times, the best of times." I am grateful for your children.

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  6. Between the angels and the familiarity of home, I trust you found healing.

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  7. Gillena, I am glad that you have recovered from your surgeries. And I am glad that you have two children in your life as well. I think sometimes we do have to count our blessings, and this is something you definitely do! Always glad to see you at Midweek Motif, Gillena.

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  8. I love the color azure and the idea of angels watching over us in surgery.

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  9. fear, loneliness, courage and faith beautifully expressed here Gillena...indeed healing comes from within ....a lovely poem....

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Sumana

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  10. Recovery at home is always best after the healing is done.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine GL

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  11. Hi Gillena, your poem is inspirational in the sense that the background story to it is very personal and serious. thanks be to God you have already a boy and girl before those organs were removed. you are still blessed. :)

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