As a radiological technologist I have seen many interesting X-rays in my 10-year career, but none will ever compare to the one I took on March 14. I’ve always known my boyfriend had a special place in his heart for me, but until that day I’d never realized just how special it was.
He told me he needed a chest X-ray for work and, of course, I insisted that I do it. He told me we should schedule it late in the day so we could go out to dinner afterwards. Over the course of the next few days he inquisitively asked me many questions about X-rays (how do they work, what foreign objects show up, do I have to take my shirt off, etc.). I just assumed he was being himself and showing a genuine interest in my job.
The day of the appointment he showed up with the most beautiful roses I have ever seen. I hugged him to thank him for the flowers and he pushed my arms away and told me to behave because I was at work. This surprised me since he is usually very affectionate. I was going around showing off my flowers and he kept telling me to hurry up so we could get this thing over with. It was almost as though he was nervous or mad about something. I took him back to my office and proceeded to take the x-rays.
As the film was developing he sat at my desk and we talked about our dinner plans. I pulled the X-ray from the processor and immediately noticed something odd. I put it on the viewbox and could not believe my eyes. There in the center of his chest X-ray was a diamond ring encircled in the words "WILL YOU MARRY ME?" I turned to him and he was reaching down the back of his shirt. At that moment it all came to light. The questions, the flowers, the rejected hugs and nervousness. Taped to the inside of his shirt he had lead letters and the ring.
Not only was it the most unique proposal I have ever heard but I have a memento of the occasion, which will last forever.