Husband, kids, Medical, memories, Uncategorized

Vaguely Nauseated

"Thank you..." I said quietly. He answered that I was welcome as he continued to spread a sheet over me and tuck me in. "You take such good care of me," I said; my voice cracking and my eyes welling up with tears, "I love you." He looked at me with concern, holding my hand… Continue reading Vaguely Nauseated

Best of, Medical, memories, Uncategorized

Tactile Hallucinations

I lay there in the hospital bed, exhausted though I hadn’t done much that day. I was still hooked up to a PCA pain pump as my surgery had just been the previous evening. I can’t recall now exactly what opiate they were giving me; but it seemed to work for the pain, though I… Continue reading Tactile Hallucinations

Best of, Dan, memories, relationships, teenage years

In the Courtyard

I walked out into the courtyard; it was a perfectly sunny Swedish springtime day. I took a glance around, conscious of the fact that I was in Gymnasium – conscious that we were all teenagers and therefore I needed to exude cool. Especially if he happened to be outside. My glance around was an effort… Continue reading In the Courtyard