Some of you have read my previous stories regarding my "Granny" and "Papa".
After my granny was diagnosed with the mid body cancers (lungs, bone, stomach), she decided to have a porta cath put in to start chemo. We were in the waiting room for hours, watching the clock, waiting for a doctor to come out and tell us she was okay. The usual things one does while a loved one is in surgery. After what seemed like an eternity, only about 2 hours in reality, the doctor finally came out of the door and asked who was with Mrs. Bourne. All of us that were there jumped up and went running over to where he was. He starts by telling us that the surgery went well, she did fine, and that we could go in to see her in just a few minutes.
When it was my turn to go into the room, she was laying there and her face was red and wet from where she had been crying. I asked her if she was hurting because I would find a nurse right then. She told me no and starts crying some more.
If you aren't in pain, then what is wrong? She tells me that when she first came to in recovery, Papa was sitting besides her holding her hand. She said that at first she thought she was seeing things, so she reached for her glasses and put them on. There he was, smiling and holding her hand, then he was gone. She starts crying loud enough to attract the attention of a nurse who came to ask her if she was ok. She told the nurse that her husband was sitting there holding her hand and that now he was gone, she couldn't find him anymore. The nurse told her that she would go out into the waiting room and have him come back in there to be with her. That's when Granny informed the nurse that she wouldn't find him in the waiting room because he had died 7 years ago. The nurse told her to just relax and she would get the Dr. to come talk to her.
While I was in there, the Dr. came in to see if she was ok. She told him what happened as her and I both are wiping away tears. He was a religious man and even offered to close the curtain and say a prayer with us. He told her that he had been witness to many things in his time and that he didn't doubt her one bit.