September 25, 2020

Work Challenge

Haiku and image by Dan Hardison

Haigaonline - Work Challenge
Autumn 2020, Issue 21-2

September 4, 2020

Back Again

Cataract surgery is common and routine nowadays, but I had an additional problem. Both corneas had to be repaired through surgery also. So here I was being prepped for my third eye surgery in five months with the prospect of one more to go.

The prep nurse was going over the procedure when the anesthesiologist arrived to introduce herself, “Oh, I remember you. I put you to sleep for your first surgery. It looks like I’ll be doing it again.” Later it occurred to me that it had been five months and many other patients since our paths last crossed. So what was so memorable about the first surgery that she still remembered me?

        a familiar road . . .

Dan Hardison

Drifting Sands
Issue 2 August 2020