He promised he would be back on a daily basis to talk. I could not wait, to see him.
He did keep his promise and show up daily with or without his mentor but I always asked her to leave. Which she quickly obliged. However, something else was happened around me that I did not predicate.
Ironically, the hospital I was caged in at, was also the hospital that I worked at, in the Pediatric Department. I was the administrative coordinator for the Pediatric Cardiology department, (yes I said Cardiology), in the clinic. I was the link that the parents used to reach their doctors or get them any kind of urgent messages. However, here I lied 2 buildings away, from my desk, counting the ceiling tiles. 3,423 was my last count by the way. Did they even know I was here? Did they care? Who was taking care of my patients?
One day after watching countless hours of lying down and watching hours of pointless television I received a knock on my door. A knock was the most excitement that I had since getting breakfast a few hours ago. In walks two of my co-workers, Eunice and Nacy. My entire attitude changed completely as I was so excited to see familiar faces. I could also see my news making a beeline for the break room as they saw the perfect opportunity to eat and breath while I was being pre-occupied. I could not believe they were standing there.
Both of them were on their lunch break from the dungeon and recently learned that I was here. They had no clue what had happened to me or that I was even sick. I was shocked. I knew that my supervisor knew as my wife had applied for disability and she was informed but she never let anyone know. I always hated her and she was this low as a person to do this. Eunice had a tear in her eyes and a what the hell happened to you on her face. While Nacy, was glued to her phone, peering through her glasses with the I told you to take better care of yourself. I then shared my story with them while they listened with shock. They never knew I was that sick, they just thought when I was taking time off of work I was either sleeping the day away or looking for another job. LOL
In about a half hour, my other co-worker, Sherry, arrived after getting lost in the hospital that she worked at. How could anyone get lost? Oh wait, Sherry can! Sherry and I shared a special bound. It was a running joke in the office that we were a work couple even though it would never happen (I was married!!!). However, Sherri and I were close and I trusted her a lot. We talked, we laughed, we grew on each other. She was not only my co worker, work wife, mother but she was also my friend. I was so grateful to have someone like her in my life and I was very fortunate that I met her on my life journey. When she came in, I could see her mouth drop and the act of concern was all over her body. Then when she could tell I was breathing the lecture began and the “finger” pointing began. Man, I almost died and now I had to sit through this.
I realized at that moment, that people did really care about me and it was very overwhelming as a tear fell from my eyes. My life would not be complete without special people with them. To this day I am so grateful for them being there. Way may only talk once or twice a month but thank you for being there when I needed you the most. You will always have a place in my story!!!