I recently had surgery (all went well, it was for a long time injury, and i’m on the way to healing – b’h) and as I was laying in pre-op, I couldn’t help but think about my bare head. I wish that I would have asked about wearing a tichel and leaving it on, or gotten a surgical cap to wear, or at the very least asked for the papery one they gave me right as they wheeled me back earlier in my time there.
While I recognize that it was for medical purposes and that Hashem will clearly forgive this oversights – I was uncomfortable. I was very aware of my exposed head and hair. However, in the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t even stop to think about the shortness of the sleeves of my hospital gown.
It has been a few weeks since this incident, and I keep thinking about it. Whats done is done, but I wonder if I had to do it over, what would I do…..
So I ask you dear readers, what would you do? Have any of you had a similar experience?