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    It 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

    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.

    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 is one that comes
    along that has an
    important message..
    This one I thought I could share with you.

    happiest people don't necessarily
    have the best of everything; they just make
    the best of everything they have.

    I hope you share this with someone you
    care about. I just did.

    'Life isn't about
    how to survive the storm,

    But how to dance
    in the rain.'
    We are all getting
    Tomorrow may be our turn.

    Last edited by Akili; 11-05-2010 at 07:29 PM.

    The meaning of the name Akili is 'Wisdom, intellect, sense'.



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