Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thank You Letter...

A friend suggested as I prepare for tomorrow that I should thank my organs for being so good to me. With that in mind I would like to share the following:

24 September 2008

Dear Port-A-Cath, Uterus, Ovaries, Tubes and Cervix,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for serving me so well.

Port-A-Cath, we have only known each other since mid April but you have made the last five months very easy. You never failed to do your job and thus spared my veins from potential shut down and/or collapse from the Chemo Therapy and weekly blood draws. I was so very fortunate that you and I had an easy time with one another. It is with great elation that I say goodbye to you as it means that my Chemo is truly a thing of the past and I am able to move forward with my recovery and healing.

Uterus, Ovaries, Tubes and Cervix, we have been a part of each others lives for forty-four years. You welcomed me into womanhood thirty-one years ago and made your presence known every month. In the last decade you allowed me the opportunity to have a beautiful son. You provided a safe home for him to grow and develop in until it was time for him to make his entrance into the world. You served your purpose magnificently. My decision to have you removed is a difficult one but is incredibly necessary for my continued health and well being.

I am eternally grateful for all that you have given to me and provided to me over the months and years and from the bottom of my heart I thank you.

With deep respect, love and gratitude,



joyce said...

Okay, now that I am done crying, I can tell you that your thank you letters were completely and utterly beautiful...I don't know if that sounds crazy, but your words struck a cord in my heart that leaves me speechless. It is my connection to you as a woman and as a friend that has me feeling this way. I KNOW that tomorrow will be a smooth transition into the next stage of healing. You, Mike and Sully are in my thoughts, in my heart and in my prayers. Sleep peacefully tonight and wake up with a smile!!!! ALL MY LOVE...Joyce

Anonymous said...

Beautiful words, Marla...and very astute advice from your friend. Expressing thanks gives comforting closure to a productive, joyful chapter in your life--the one that produced your greatest gift to the world--Sullivan Daniel Zack.

We pray for your rapid and uneventful healing, and that you will let a smile be your umbrella on this challenging day.

Marilyn, Fred and Betty