Now that my heart valve-replacement surgery is behind me, people are saying, “I’ve never seen you like this before” for different reasons, including these:
- I have new scars,
- I am even more in love with my wonderful and care-taking boyfriend Michael,
- I’ve got a cool new heart robe I’m wearing,
- I’m dealing with new levels of pain,
- I’m crying at strange times,
- I’m less patient with people than usual,
- I’m taking new medications including Coumadin/Warfarin, and
- Something major like open heart surgery tends to change people, doesn’t it?
Yesterday, my long-time friend Eleanor — who has seen me in many ways over the years — said, “I’ve never seen you like this before” when I got angry and upset with an abrupt hospital administrator whom I needed to get past in order to my blood tested for another INR level. I’ve decided I never want to see the administrator like that, again, so I probably won’t go back to that same location for future blood tests.
After I got my blood drawn by people I had never seen before, Eleanor and I went to see people I really like to see and who have been seen before on this blog (like here): the wonderful staff at Mount Auburn Hospital Cardiac Rehab.
That’s Kathy, Danise, and Carla. In a week or two, they’ll be seeing me like they’ve never seen me before, recovering slowly from open heart surgery.
Here are some more photos you’ve never seen like this before:
Have you ever seen a blog like this before?
Thanks to all who helped me create today’s never-seen-before post and to you — of course! — no matter how you’ve been seen before.