Will you miss me?
If I die will you miss me? That was Dana’s last words to John before she went into surgery. She had had a heart attack and was going in for a by-pass.
John had held her hand told her he would miss her and that she shouldn’t talk like that that she was his everything.
He even tried to make her smile by telling her he loved her more than horror movies and if you knew John you would know that meant a whole lot. He kissed her lovingly as they prepared to take her to the OR.
The surgery took hours. John paced the floor til I thought it was going to have a hole in it. If it hadn’t been for smoke breaks it probably would have. We started seeing some nurses urgently moving down the hall, moving quickly but trying to look as if nothing was amiss but something wasn’t quite right. I just couldn’t put my finger on it.
All of a sudden John stopped in his tracks and he was looking down the hallway with a terrified look on his face. I asked him what was wrong and he said: “Dana is coming down the hall.” I said, “that is great they are bringing her to her room.”
He said, “no, I don’t think so.” I asked him what he meant, as I jumped up to go look. I could not see anything except visitors and staff. I looked at John, he was white as a sheet and was shaking. He looked over at me and said: “she is walking down the hall towards me with her arms outstretched, she is almost here”.
Then a smile lit up John’s face and he looked at me and said: “everything is ok, we are going home now.” Before I could respond John fell to the floor, smile still on his face.
I screamed and a nurse came running over, she checked for a pulse and began CPR for what seemed like an eternity, all I could do was watch and pray that he would begin breathing, another nurse rushed over with a defibrillator. It was no use. Time of death 2:07
The Surgeon came from the OR, just as they were taking John’s body away. He was shocked when he realized who it was. He came over to me and said I’m sorry to be the bearer of more bad news, and he proceeded to inform me that Dana had passed away as well. Time of death 2:07