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15 years 9 months ago #14161 by rob
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Dance in the RainIt was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.


He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in fiveyearsnow. I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'

He smiled as he patted my hand and said,
'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'
I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,

'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'

Motto:
True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.'

Rob

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15 years 9 months ago #218042 by Dream Weaver
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Lovely

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15 years 9 months ago #218046 by spoook
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Oh dear, after the day I have had, not sure I should have read this :(

Very lovely anyway.

There are no bad questions only those that are not asked.
"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"

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15 years 9 months ago #218054 by reggit
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Nice :D

Have you seen the movie 'The Notebook', Rob? (I think that is what it's called)

Take a break...while I take care of your home, your block, your pets, your stock! [;)] PM me...

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15 years 9 months ago #218065 by sod
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That is just one to make you stop and look at how much you've got I love it:)

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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15 years 9 months ago #218096 by rob
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hey Tigger whats it about

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15 years 9 months ago #218145 by spoook
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Have a read here

There are no bad questions only those that are not asked.
"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"

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15 years 8 months ago #218481 by rob
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see if the wife wants to get it out

Rob

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