Fear Is Just A Four Letter Word

30 Jun

On Monday, June 26, 2017, I experienced a surgery that I went into full of fear, which is normal for a sixteen-year-old girl like me. In a matter of minutes after checking in to Covenant that morning, my fear was lifted.

I was getting surgery on my eyes to stop the double vision from occurring in my left eye. Sounds scary right? Honestly, I was worried for absolutely no reason, since I had AMAZING care from the group of people who took care of me that day at Covenant. My RN, Sue was probably the one who took away most of my fear. I told myself that day I was not going to cry in front of my family, but I let the tears go in front of her and she knew just how to make me feel better. I know that I could not have gotten through that day without her. After meeting her, the more people I met just kept getting better and better. My anesthesiologist, Dr. Jackson was super cool as well. He reminded me of Dr. Jackson Avery off of Grey’s Anatomy. He also knew my Great Great Aunt Shirley Pries who also works at Covenant, so I thought that was pretty cool as well. Another person that stood out the most was one of the women in the OR. I cannot remember her name but she used to play the oboe and I thought that was cool since I currently play the oboe for the Waterloo West High Band.

All in all, I would just like to thank everybody who took care of me that day. Everyone was so kind and compassionate, just like they should be. Through their kindness, they taught me that fear is just a four letter word and when you are under the care of the amazing staff at Covenant Medical Center, fear does not exist.

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