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Looking At My Mother From Behind

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The author often accompanied her mother on her hospital visits when she became ill. The waiting-room was full of elderly people. The author felt sorry when she saw an old lady unsteady on her feet supporting her equally ageing husband. The doctor examined her mother and diagnosed that the aorta leading to her heart had become swollen and could burst at any moment. The condition called for surgery to replace the damaged part of the aorta with a synthetic blood vessel. Her mother underwent surgery that lasted seven-hours. She spent six days in the Intensive Care Unit and returned to her hospital room. The author doubted whether she would be able to deal with her mother gently and patiently as her mother had done with her own mother. The author grew older herself looking at her mother from behind, and tracing her steps and thoughts one by one.

Keywords: heart; hospital; mother; surgery; synthetic blood vessel



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