Friday, August 19, 2011

Tears, Blood and Glee

She walked into my office sobbing.
"What's the matter?!" I asked alarmed.
"I was writing you a goodbye email and I just started crying. I'm going to miss you..." she said with tears streaming down her face.

"Oh, I know. I wrote out a card for you, here." I handed her a gift bag with a goodbye/goodluck card inside. "I was crying when I wrote it too."

I gave Shannon a hug, left some gluten-free cupcakes for her in the lunch room and walked to my truck. Today was her last day; she's moving back to Ontario after 4 years in BC. She's been a student at SFU and my right hand at work. Everyone was going to bless her as she went on her way, but I had to get to a doctor's appointment that I had made weeks ago.

"I bet this isn't how you thought you'd spend sunny Friday afternoons when you were a med student, eh?" I asked while reclining on THE bench.
He chuckled.
"What this? This is fun. Oh. Here's another one. This might pinch a bit but it's a good one. Hmmm. More here. And here. You're lucky you know. You're not much of a bleeder. All you'll be left with are small holes in your neck."
He steps back and takes a look.
"Very good. Very nice."

He has been using surgical scissors, forceps, a needle with freezing in it, something alcoholic to stop the flow of blood and water-soaked gauze to clean up any mess left behind. In 7 minutes he removed over 30 skin tags from my neck and chest.

The freezing is wearing off and I've got a pin pricky sensation going on in my upper chest region. And he's right. I've got 30 little holes in my skin now. But I heard that's sexy. So. Look out world.

And now? After such an emotional day? (Saying goodbye to Shannon and skin tags...) I'm going to get my Glee on. In 3D. Maureen and I will probably be the oldest folks in the theater. And that is OK.

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. Drew drove me to and from the doctor's, "just in case"...
2. Traceycakes has gluten free cupcakes. Yay.
3. I have 3 sons. And they bring me much joy.


1 comment:

Tricia said...

I would love to do the photography challenge with you.
Didn't we have a photo blog once? :)