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'Twas the Night Before Surgery



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I'm on my last day of liquids, my surgery is tomorrow. This is what I did today to keep me pre-occupied.

Donna

Twas the night before surgery, when all through the house,

My tummy was rumbling----it woke up my spouse!

My sweat pants were hung by my closet with care,

In hopes that some day size 10 I would wear.

My family was nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar free Jello danced in my head.

My spouse in his PJ’s and I in my gown,

Had just gotten all of my Metamucil down.

When all of a sudden the phone started to ring,

So I sprang from my bed to answer the thing.

My kids were at home, so who could it be?

Of course---the anesthesiologist was checking on me.

Drink plenty of liquids, get plenty of rest,

Tomorrow your surgeon would be doing his best.

He’ll make you feel better, your health will improve.

Remember to exercise! Your body should move!

The next day I rose, with my new life in mind.

Through the surgery doors--who knew what I’d find.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a surgeon in scrubs with two nurses near.

He was dressed all in blue, from his head to his toes.

His hands were all scrubbed—--a mask covered his nose.

A bundle of tools he had set out on a tray

I couldn’t stop staring—I could not look away.

His eyes--how they twinkled! His laughter how merry!

From that moment on, I was no longer wary.

He smiled as our eyes met and gave me a wink.

Oh my, that’s my surgeon, Dr. Snyder, I think.

He was fit as a fiddle, a right handsome young fellow,

So calm and collected, I said my hello.

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work.

Finished in no time and turned with a jerk,

“There’s more work to be done” he said to his team.

They nodded politely and he started to beam.

He took off his mask, to his team gave a shout,

And away they all ran to help more people out.

But I heard him exclaim, as he ran out of sight,

At the end of this tunnel, now there is light.

WHEW!!!! Happy Holidays everyone!

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Hi Donna I love it...well done! :) becky

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Good luck tomorrow! I hope you give Dr Syder a copy of that, I'm sure he would get a kick out of it!

Post when you can and let us know how you are!

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Thank you everyone for your best wishes. I can't believe this day is here. I don't think I could have mustered the courage to do this without becoming involved with this site. It is fantastic to know that there are so many wonderful, caring people out there.

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great poetry! very inspiring! my surgery is (i hope) jan 8!

best of luck on your journey! please let us all know how you're doing!!

girlin

nyc

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What a darling poem. It brought tears to me eyes.

Good luck with everything and I want to hear a recovery poem!!LOL!!

Thank You for sharing with us.

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Hey everyone! It's done! I'm not doing too bad----my stomach is sore and I have EXTREME gas, but other than that, I'm doing fine. On my week follow-up, I think I'll give my surgeon a copy of the poem. I'm glad you liked it. Good luck to everyone!!! P.s. I'm a little groggy too!:notagree

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WELL DONE!! you're all banded and still happy!

please keep us posted-and definitely give the surgeon your poem. you should COPYRIGHT it! at least use the "poor man's copyright"---mail it to yourself in an envelope (snail mail, u.s. post office mail) and don't open the envelope. if anyone ever claims that they wrote it--you have a postmarked envelope with the poem inside--pre-dating that person's use of the work! not sure if this is still a valid copyright protection--but it used to help in court cases!

best wishes for a quick recovery--and wanting to hear about post-band life...

girlin

nyc

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