The Nightmare

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Nov 23, 2015 20:26
Lately he hadn’t been felling too well. In the evenings, he had frequent headaches, something which wasn’t very usual. However, what really frightened him was that he started to see everything blurry and red.

He made the decision that he should have made before. He called a taxi and went immediately to emergency. As soon as He told doctors what he was feeling and some tests were taken, everything was crystal clear; he’d have to spend some time at the hospital. His mother and his wife were in the waiting room not knowing what was happening. When they were said by doctors what the problem was, they couldn’t believe what they were hearing. That was the first night he spent at the hospital, something that he had never done before and from then would do so often.

The next week, while he stayed in his bedroom being accompanied by his close relatives, many doctors come to see him and other different tests were required. It took a couple of weeks to decide how and when he would be going to undergo the surgery. Although it had to be right away, it wasn’t an easy thing to accomplish. At that time, neither did his mother and his wife know what it was going to happen to him nor did he do. When the day of being undergone came, he was taken to the operating room on a wheeled gurney surrounded by his close relatives. His wife held one of his hand and his mother the other one. It was a very long surgery; as well as being taken more than twelve hours, many doctors were required. When exiting he passed by his relatives who were outside waiting for him. Because he was under anesthesia, he could notice of nothing at all.

He spent the next two days not knowing whether he was alive or dead. Suddenly, he started to be able to perceive some words and discern some clearer shapes. A very kind nurse with a pleasant voice spoke to him and for the first time in some days, he could realized that he was alive. As soon as he got to his room, he was received by his family with great joy. Although all of them were smiling and appeared to be fine, their eyes were watery and their faces showed how tired they were and what they had suffered. They kissed and hugged as much as they were allowed. Even though he’d have to keep fighting again cancer, he had won this battle; he was alive.
La pesadilla

Últimamente no se había estado sintiendo demasiado bien. Por las noches tenia frecuentes dolores de cabeza, algo que no era muy habitual. Sin embargo lo que realmente le atemorizo fue que empezó a ver todo borroso y rojo.

Tomo la decisión que debería haber tomado antes. Llamo a un taxi y fue inmediatamente a urgencias. Tan pronto como les conto a los médicos lo que le pasaba y le hicieron algunas pruebas, todo estuvo claro; tendría que pasar algún tiempo en el hospital. Su madre y su mujer estaban en la sala de espera sin conocer lo que estaba sucediendo. Cuando los médicos les dijeron cual era el problema, no podían creerlo lo que estaban oyendo. Esa fue la primera noche que paso en el hospital, algo que nunca había hecho antes y que desde entonces haría tan a menudo.

La semana siguiente, mientras permanecía en su habitación acompañado por sus familiares cercanos, muchos médicos vinieron a verle y se requirieron otros tipos de pruebas. Se tardo un par de semanas en decidir cómo y cuándo el iría a ser operado. Aunque tenía que ser inmediatamente, no era fácil de llevar a cabo. En aquellos momentos, ni su madre y su mujer sabían lo que le iba a pasar, ni tampoco el lo sabía. Cuando llego el día de ser intervenido, fue llevado al quirófano en una camilla con ruedas rodeado de sus familiares cercanos. Su mujer le sostenía una mano y su madre la otra. Fue una larga operación; además de tardarse más de doce horas, se requirieron muchos médicos. Al salir paso por delante de sus familiares, que estaban allí fuera esperando. Debido a que estaban bajos los efectos de la anestesia, no pudo darse cuenta de nada.

Paso los dos días siguientes sin saber si estaba vivo o muerto. De repente, empezo a ser capaz de percibir algunas palabras y a distinguir algunas formas. Una enfermera muy amable con una agradable voz le hablaba y por primera vez en algunos días, pudo darse cuenta que estaba vivo. En cuanto llego a su habitación, fue recibido por su familia con gran alegría. Aunque todos ellos estaban sonriendo y parecían estar bien, sus ojos estaban llorosos y sus caras mostraban lo cansados que estaban y lo que habían sufrido. Le besaron y abrazaron tanto como se les permitía. A pesar de que tendría que seguir luchando contra el cáncer, había ganado esta batalla; estaba vivo.