I Saw The Light

I Saw The Light

Four years ago I had surgery on my right knee. Prior to the operation, I was prepped and lying on a gurney. The attendant wheeled me down the hall and around the corner. We stopped just outside the operating room. She told me to relax and that she would be back momentarily. She disappeared inside.

I was positioned directly below a light on the ceiling. As I stared upward I thought to myself, I hope that’s not the light mentioned in near-death experiences.

The attendant returned and wheeled me into the O.R. The surgeon asked me to confirm my name, and that it was, in fact, my right knee to be addressed.  The anaesthesiologist started to administer the drug to put me under.

I asked, “Do you want me to count down from 100?”

If you wish.”

That’s the last thing I remember.

Some time later I heard my voice being spoken. It was a nurse in the recovery room. I slowly came around.

She said, “While you were coming out of the anaesthetic, you were saying you saw the light.”

I chuckled and told her about my time in the corridor. I didn’t want her thinking I had flat-lined during the surgery; at least, I didn’t think I did.

However, if I actually did have such an experience I can confirm that The Light; in fact, comes from a fluorescent bulb. I’m sorry if that disappoints.

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