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Being Told You're Dead
by Dana Reed   
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Last edited: Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Posted: Wednesday, February 09, 2005

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It's hard to take. And it's funny, peculiar as well.

Don't know if this belongs here or in the blogs, but here goes. Several years ago I had two serious surgeries 4 days apart and wasn't expected to live. But since I'm too miserable to give in, I made it. However, unbeknownst to me, a rumor circulated that I had died. So, OK. I go to visit this friend of mine months later and when I walked into his office, he jumped out of his chair, upending it and tried desperately to open the door to his storage room in back to get away from me. He told me to go to the light, which is what you tell ghosts, that I was dead and didn't belong there. By this time his face had drained white and he could barely speak. I tell you, I had some time convincing him that I was alive. When he got up the nerve, he touched me to see if his hand would go through my body, or meet with solid flesh. Well, finally convinced, he sat down and shook. I had to give him a glass of water to halfway straighten him out. After that I didn't visit too many friends for fear of giving them either a heart attack or stroke. I called one and she thought it was a voice from the grave and she stuttered and hung up on me. So now I pinch myself daily when I wake up to make sure I'm still here. After all, so many people thinking you're dead is unnerving. (big smile)

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/5/2005
Hi Dana-Thank you for sharing.... Wow, that had to be the Understatement of the Year... Dana died--- Was it ever in the obituaries,? so, you can keep the article? hey, weirder things have happened... but, I'm glad your stubborn enough, not to give in! :) I like Cynthia rev. Twightlight Zone /answ. mach.. hee,hee -Not a bad idea... and some cool words.... YOu think your looking for her/etc, but.... There is a REASon you HUNG on???? ONly God knows 4 sure... Love and HuGs,Sheee
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 2/17/2005
Oh my! I think you should have written everyone, sending them an "I'm alive and well" notice. Glad you made it, Dana!
Reviewed by Mary Quire 2/10/2005
Interesting story. I can definitely imagine being unnerved by seeing you after they had thought you had passed on months before. Would have been a great April Fool's joke.

Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 2/9/2005

Funny! Maybe you should put the Twilight Zone music on your answering machine!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/9/2005
oh, dear...if you are dead, would you even be HERE?? LOL

this is too funny; thanks for sharing, dana! glad you are okay now!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D

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