Monday, December 22, 2014

October 26th | Part 3

This story is written like fiction, but it is very true. It happened in October of 2012, so some of the details may be a little hazy to me but the story is as accurate as I recall. I wanted to have an account of the craziest thing that happened to me in my life thus far & thought it would be fun to write it in story form. This story is written in parts, so it will make more sense if you read from the beginning!
PART ONE | PART TWO


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Hi, Dad. I'm at the doctor and they've found some kind of cyst. They scheduled me for an appointment with a surgeon in about 2 hours... 

I'm coming to the doctor's office. Stay in the waiting room and I'll be right there.

My mind is racing. I'm sitting in the waiting room constantly patting my eyes. There are so many unknowns inside of me that there's no room for the tears, so they are flowing out.

My phone lights up. It's a text from Thomas, my fiancĂ©. How did the doctor's visit go? I know he must be dying to know what I found out. But I don't want to tell him over a text, and I can't spit out a sentence without sobbing so I can't call him.

My dad comes in and thanks the doctor. We go sit in his car. It's now an hour and a half until the surgeon appointment. He asks what I want to do.

I need to call my professor and tell him I can't take the test today.

Ok. Then I can drive you to Thomas's work, if you want, so you can tell him in person. 

I send Thomas a text. Hey, my dad is driving me to your work. We'll be there in 20 minutes. Can you come outside to talk?

Whenever you get a text like that, you know it's not good news. Good news could be told over the phone, but bad news is always told in person.
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As soon as I tell Thomas about the surgeon appointment, he tells me that he's going to come with me. It's not a question, it's a statement. Just a few short weeks ago I agreed to become his wife, so he is all in and he's going to be with me during the unknowns.

My dad drives us to get lunch before the appointment, but we are all so nervous we barely eat anything. Then it's time.

We check in at the Cancer Center and take a seat in the waiting room. I look around at the magazines and pamphlets about cancer. Cancer. Is this even real life? I know that I'm here to see a surgeon and that there is a possibility of this cyst being cancerous. But at the same time, my mind just doesn't accept it. Most people do the same thing each and every day. You hear stories about cancer but you don't ever think about it happening to you.

My mind isn't filled with wedding plans or Chemistry notes. It's not even filled with cancer oddly enough. All I can think about is surgery. I've never had surgery before and no one close to me has had surgery in years. I start to realize that I have no idea what surgery entails at all. As I'm thinking about how surgery is a huge unknown to me, I hear my name.

Robyn, the surgeon will see you now. Your dad and fiance may come back with you.
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[to be continued]


12 comments:

  1. The cliffhangers are killing me. Don't keep us waiting too long. I remember that feeling and those thoughts running through my mind when I thought something was wrong with my stomach. By the way, thanks for sharing this.

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  2. haha sorry! it is so tempting to leave cliffhangers though! :) thank you for reading along!!

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  3. I'm working on my MG book so I understand. I love to leave cliffhangers too. :)

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  4. ANOTHER PART!!!!!!!!!!! killing me.

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  5. These cliffhangers!! Haha. I can't wait to read the rest, it's so scary! I went through something similar and I couldn't agree more... the word/idea of cancer is so hard to even begin to wrap your head around when you hear it.

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  6. well it's just so fun to torture you :) haha

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  7. it was super scary! it is crazy how i am finding out so many people had similar occurances!

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  8. :) they are fun for the writer, not that great for the reader! ha!

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  9. Ahhhh this is killing me- you sure know how to write a cliffhanger! How scary for you though :(

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  10. haha i love cliff hangers! it was scary but i didn't even realize it at the time because everything happened so fast!!

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