Shannon’s Journey 3


It’s surgery day and Vesta and I are at the hospital with Shannon and her other daughter, Katlin. And though her name is spelled Cat-lyn. It’s pronounced Caitlin, like in Jenner. Here they both seem so calm on this very cold day.


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We’re in the cancer section of Renown, which is a pretty modern hospital, with a lotta people who all seem to care. And that’s saying something, cuz I’ve been in a whole heck of a lotta hospitals which had a lotta people who didn’t seem to give a shit.


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The weather is cold as all heck outside and the wind is blowing like crazy and it’s snowing. Outside Reno, is not a place to be today.

But inside, it’s calm and quiet and Shannon is smiling, even though in a few hours she’s going under the knife. Any sane person would be asking for drugs, then more drugs.


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In her hospital bed and all ready to go. It won’t be long now and I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous. I don’t know why, it’s just so.

Hospitals are just not a fun place to be. Not at all. But it’ll all be over in a few hours and if everything goes well, she’ll be home by Christmas, which is a couple days away.


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And now, it’s just waiting.


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