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This episode includes stories # 23, # 24 and an epilogue.
# 23. I had a voluntary operation that worried me because I didn’t
know how I’d be “on the other side.” It worried me because I
listened to others who’d had this done. When I woke up in Recovery,
I was spouting a bible verse I didn’t know I knew. It was what I’d
call an out-of-body experience. There had to be a reason for it.
What was it? It took me 20 years to find out.
Snippet: The practice of medicine is just that --- practice, and
that was what I worried about. But I should have worried more about
the message I received in the process.
# 24. Charlie, the forever cat.
I adopted a cat. Signed papers. Promised to send pictures back to
the people who found her. For 12 years, this unusual cat we called
Charlie lived among us and ruled the roost. She was part of our
family, a four-legged type. Then she got sick. Knowing my Charlie
as well as I did, why did I ever think she would say goodbye any
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