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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: RELIEF
Last week Monday night, I probably woke up 12 times between 10pm and 5:30am to look at the clock.
My sister was supposed to show up at a hospital two and a half hours from our hometown at 5:30 on Tuesday morning for pre-op preparation.
I was jittery for her.
As I mentioned in my post last week on the prompt, SACRIFICE, my sister donated 60% of her liver in a transplant procedure. The operation was scheduled to begin around 7:30am and last about 5 hours. My brother-in-law was the only one at the hospital with her that day.
I made sure my phone was not on silent, and I kept it with me everywhere I went that day, waiting for updates.
Around noon, a text message came through as I was driving. I impatiently waited for a red light before glancing down at my phone. Surgery got started about an hour late, so probably an hour and a half to go.
I exhaled and kept driving, looking at the clock at least once every minute.
Finally, it came:
Surgery is complete! Everything went great!
And then, relief.
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