Now, obviously, I have been in the hospital, not in the library. But customer service is customer service, and I experienced some five-second kindnesses from Feelgood hospital staff that I wanted to pass on.
Feelgood Surgeon came in before surgery and looked at my neck. “You don’t have any wrinkles now,” he said, “but I can see where you will have one. I’ll tuck the scar right in that line.” Then he moved my head around to make sure, and drew it with a magic marker, to show where to cut!
Feelgood Night Nurse asked if there was anything else he could get me. I hadn’t eaten for 30 hours, so I said, “You got any popsicles on you?” “Sure thing!” He reappeared two minutes later, with an orange popsicle – at 4 am.
Feelgood Lab Tech noticed my special surgery manicure (see photo). She took my blood, then stuck on a bright pink band-aid. “To match,” she said.
Feelgood Patient Care person came in at 6:30 am to take my blood pressure. I had been wakened every hour through the entire night and felt like I was about 93 years old, with bags under my eyes big enough for a dinosaur to fit in. She looked at my chart and said, “You’re 43? I can’t believe you’re 43. You don’t look 43….” I don’t care if she was lying – it was a kind thing to say!
And thank you all, for all the kind wishes, thoughts and prayers. It’s like the feelgoodness is multiplying and returning to hold me close. Thank you again and again.