10.12.2007

Sir Jury

Sir Jury
by Rachel
May 10th, 2004
*written before my last huge "sir jury" (surgery)*

"Sir Jury",
Why must you visit me?
So sudden and frightening
Interrupting the flow inside me
Shocking my core
Causing me to freeze
I will meet your boss
Tomorrow
A life-changing day
Please, be kind,
Mr. Sir Jury.
Love,
Rachel

While, I am not having surgery quite as dramatic, severe or traumatic as the one in the poem, I am having surgery a week from today. And thankfully, it's not cancer-related. It's a 'normal' surgery for people my age-wisdom teeth removal. They finally have started hurting-we knew it was only a matter of time. And timing is alright- midterm stuff will be done=less homework, I have a rare unscheduled weekend after that and people to take me and help out if I'm sick.

Still, it's annoying. Surgery is no fun and usually more complicated because of my past. I opted to be knocked out (been awake for too many things that I'd rather forget and asleep for many more). Hopefully, all will go well and the recovery will be minimal. Let's hope, that's all we can do.

I am off to do more fun things...like get ready for the photoshoot tonight.

Today, I am thankful for: friends, family and having not had surgery in awhile.


Peace.
Rachel

4 comments:

Mary said...

Hey girl! Your photo shoot sounds awesome! I think it sucks that you get stuck with regular surgeries AND special surgeries. I don't know about you, but I keep waiting for that free pass to show up in the mail. :-P I had laughing gas for my wisdom teeth. They did it well enough that I was pretty out of it the whole time. Still I can see why you'd want to be out cold. Compared to everything else you've done, waking up from this will be SO easy. I hate that you have to have a few more un-fun days, but I have a feeling you will fly through them. I know your body has been through enough already, but that also makes it Rachel-tough. HUGS

Doctor David said...

Great poem! I'd love to have your permission to share it with those of my patients old enough to appreciate it, right before their own personal visits with Sir Jury.

David Loeb
loebda@jhmi.edu
www.hopkinssarcoma.org

Jill Aldrich said...

Lovely blog. And I love how you close your posts with "today I am thankful for..." I might lift this feature, if you don't mind :)

You're an impressive chick!

Jill

Diana said...

You're going to have to let me know how this "sir jury" goes because, coincendentally, my wisdom teeth have been really bothering me the last 3 days, so I'm definitely taking them out in December as soon as I get home. No more putting it off for me either! I hope that you are having a great weekend and that your photo shoot went well!