What Might Have Been

Nana Dadzie Ghansah
4 min readDec 10, 2021

By Nana Dadzie Ghansah

I was securing the arterial line I had just placed in her left radial artery when I heard her singing quietly under her breathe. It piqued my interest, so I listened closer. She was singing along with the song playing on the station we had playing in the operating room.

I looked at her emaciated face half-covered by a mask and stated, “You must love that song.”

Nana Dadzie Ghansah

An anesthesiologist, photographer, writer, and poet. He lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky.