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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

100 posts since January 2006

This touched my heart.............From a nurse at the Health Science Centre, St.John's.

I was busy yesterday morning, at approximately
8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman in his 70's, arrived to
have stitches removed from his thumb.
He stated that 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 be 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, we began to engage
in conversation. I asked him if he had a 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 then inquired as to her health.
He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease.
As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I
asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late.
He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that
she had not recognized him in five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him. "And you still go
every morning, even though she doesn't know who you
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." True love is neither physical,
nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that
is, has been, will be, and will not be.

Oh, by the way, peace is seeing a sunset and
knowing who to thank.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the
best of everything; they just make the best of
everything that comes their way."

be resourceful

Of the 100 or so, posts only 1/10 of them are from my email.
I thank all my family and friends for being my sources of inspiration.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's a nice story.
Happy blogoversary.

Barbara said...

Should I throw a blog party?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

naturally! Jian should bring the nanaimo bars.

Barbara said...

lol. Does Jian make them himself?
I am guessing he is from Nanaimo.
I should read his cards for him...
Hey I will read cards for everyone at the party!