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melvin

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It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman
in his 80'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 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, we began to engage in conversation I asked him
if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such 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 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."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance
of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. With all the jokes
and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there are some that come along
that have an important message, and this is one of those kinds. Just had
to share it with you all.

"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything that comes along their way."

Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.

Please share this with someone you care about -

I JUST DID.....
 

Sjourn

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the power of :heart: ..really heart wrenching after reading it. Thanks for sharing.
 

Pablo

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melvin said:
It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman
in his 80'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 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, we began to engage in conversation I asked him
if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such 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 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."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance
of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. With all the jokes
and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there are some that come along
that have an important message, and this is one of those kinds. Just had
to share it with you all.

"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything that comes along their way."

Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.

Please share this with someone you care about -

I JUST DID.....
Hi melvin,

Thanks for sharing a beautiful moment.

True love for another is a beautiful thing.

Thank you again for sharing your experience.

I hope others have similar stories to relate.

Cheers :)
 

granni

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Guess to love is to like to keep filling a cup :D

Irregardless if the other is able to fill it anymore
 

eng_keow

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Thanks Melvin for your touching account.

Such experiences are rare to come by. They will definitely leave a mark in your life. It totally changes our outlook on things cos it really touches the :heart:

Hey, maybe you should send this to "A Slice of life" on 93.8 life by Eugene Loh.
 

filofari

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eng_keow said:
Thanks Melvin for your touching account.

Such experiences are rare to come by. They will definitely leave a mark in your life. It totally changes our outlook on things cos it really touches the :heart:

Hey, maybe you should send this to "A Slice of life" on 93.8 life by Eugene Loh.
thanks for sharing and i agree with eng keow that it changes our outlook on things. And yup you should send it to a slice of life!!
 

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