On this very day, three years ago I was admitted into Johns Hopkins for surgery.
Reflecting on what turned out to be a 5 night, 6 day stay, I was reminded of stories Eddie, Mike and Carl shared from my first two nights in neurological intensive care. I remember very little—aside from being reminded to breath—making the vivid detail of their stories even more fascinating.
Still my favorite memory remains the very words Eddie shared as I was wheeled towards the operation room. Putting on his bravest face he said, “If you see a bright light, please run the other way.”