Thank you to all who commented and sent me emails wishing me good luck and prayers for my DCIS surgery yesterday; it means more that I can say. This is the best thing about the connections made in the “bloggosphere;” we become our own *ohana and cheering squad.
Yesterday’s DCIS surgery went very well. Many thanks to:
- the friends and relatives who emailed me with messages of love, hope and support; it meant the world to me.
- My metaphysical teacher and my Reiki teacher who sent me plenty of healing Reiki.
- the nurse who kindly and patiently went through all my paperwork with me.
- the nurse who laughed her head off over a boob joke I told her.
- the radiologist who carefully inserted the tiny wire in my breast as a marker for the surgeon; his kindness and care made all the difference.
- the nurse who carefully took my vitals and hooked me up to the jungle of wires and such and made me comfortable.
- the anesthesiologist who told me with a smile that he would be watching over me all during the surgery; it comforted me so much.
- my ***surgeon who took the time to sit with the Crankee Yankee and me to kindly reassure us that everything was going to go well and that the outcome would be fine.
- the nurses who wheeled me into the OR and made sure that I was comfortable.
- the post-surgery nurses who took care of me, fed me, and reassured me.
- my wonderful Crankee Yankee who waited all day for me, worried for me, and took care of me once we were home.
And then there are all of you who took the time to contact me to let me know that they prayed for me, sent me positive energy, and kept me in their thoughts. The knowledge of this was a warm and comforting blanket all around me. This is true and lasting kindness.
I believe that the words we hear both in our conscious and subconscious take root in our minds and hearts, making us believe that truly: ***”all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”
Thank you so much.
*”Ohana is an idea in Hawaiian culture. The word ʻohana means family in the Hawaiian language, but in a much wider sense, to include not only one’s closer relatives, but also one’s cousins, in-laws, friends, race, and other neighbors.”
**I had asked my surgeon for a favor: when he finished the surgery and while I was still sedated, would he please whisper in my ear the following:
- “Everything went well; I got it all out.”
- “You are going to heal perfectly and be well.”
He did and I am grateful to the heart.
***From Wikipedia: “Julian of Norwich. Our Lord God shewed that a deed shall be done, and Himself shall do it, and I shall do nothing but sin, and my sin shall not hinder His Goodness working. … It behooved that there should be sin; but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”