I Forgave the Doctors for Being Right
By Elena Sonnino on April 07, 2011
I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease at the ripe age of 23.
I forgave God for allowing me to get sick.
At 24 I recurred. My body betrayed me yet again with complications. Pneumonia, fluid in the sac around my heart, a blood clot...the days were long and the challenges many.
I forgave my body for failing me again.
My doctor's decided I needed a bone marrow transplant. My fiance' decided he'd had enough.
I forgave my God yet again for giving me more than what I thought I could handle.
I had to sit idly by in a hospital room while my fiance' became my ex-fiance' and moved out of our house.
I forgave him for always looking for greener grass.
I started having hot flashes before even turning 30.
I forgave the doctors for being right.
I searched through pages and pages to pick out the perfect donor with the perfect eggs.
I forgave my body for failing me on the one thing that I wanted most in the world.
Five weeks and a lot of money later, Principessa appeared on an ultrasound, without ever having used the perfect donor's egg.
I forgave the doctors for being wrong.
I forgave God for ever doubting.
I forgave my the challenges of the past.
I gave thanks. A lot of thanks.
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This post was inspired by a Remembe(RED) prompt about forgiveness.
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