9 am: At the Physician office. Normal checkup. “All good.” Said the Physician.
9:30 am: Took a chest X-Ray.
9:45 am: I decided to go to the downtown and enjoy the rest of the day. It was a nice day.
10 am: “Hi. This is Dr. … (my Physician). The X-Ray showed … Can you come tomorrow?”
“… I will be there tomorrow morning.” I answered.
Denial: “This is probably a scam to charge extra money for more tests. I heard about such thing before.” One brain cell said.
Foolishness: “You don’t feel anything why pay extra money for nothing.” Another brain cell shouted.
Acceptance: “You need to go. This could be something serious.” The rest of my rational brain cells agreed.
I have no collective memory of how the rest of the day went by.
5:30 am: Woke up.
6:30 am: Eager to go see the Physician but he sees patients at 9 am. I couldn’t stay home so I went to have breakfast at McDonald’s.
6:45 am: While drinking my coffee many thoughts and questions with different scenarios popped up. “What? Why? How? God?”
9 am: “What does …. mean?” I asked. “We will take a Chest CT Scan to know more.” He answered.
9:30 am: “We will call you at noon.” A woman from the laboratory said.
9:40 am: I went back to the Physician office. He was busy with another patient. I found out the world does not evolve around me, there are other people who need help as well. “What is next? Are you going to call me with the result?” I told his assistant to ask him. “He prefers that you come back again to see the result together.” His assistant came back with his answer.
9:45 am: Going back to work. “This can’t be good. Of course he doesn’t want to give me bad news on the phone.” My brain cells murmured collectively.
10:15 am: Waiting for the call, impatiently.
11:55 am: Still waiting. Nerves busy sending signals. “What? Why? How? God? …”
12 pm: No call.
12:30 pm: No call. “I will wait another 30 minutes. If they didn’t call I will call them.” I thought.
12:55 pm: I couldn’t wait any longer. I called the laboratory. “We already sent the result to your Physician.” The woman from the laboratory said.
12:56 pm: “It is nothing.” The Physician said. “It is …” He explained.
1 pm: Pondering about my “new” life while feeling relieved.
At your lowest moment you think of God more and more.
When you are the most vulnerable, you call no one but God.
You learn that whatever you are going through in life could be a hundred times worse. You learn to appreciate the simplest things. Most importantly, you learn to be THANKFUL!