Thursday, December 15, 2011


I Still Know Who She Is

It was a busy morning, about 8:30 , when an elderly gentleman in his 80s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00.

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 wasn รข€™ t busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On examining it I saw it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors and 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! As she is 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 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.

Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

bila akan dapat rusuk yg begini indah kurniaannya? hanya Dia maha Tahu :)


Ms.Lilies said...

aku yg baca pun terasa touching giler...

||alis|| said...

:) :)
kak, nari den nak pi manjuung, dekatttt dah ngan kampung akak kan? ada keje sikit kat sana, ehem~

gadisBunga said...

nak nangis boleh? :'(

||alis|| said...

nangeslah.. pastu harap2 dapat laa jumpaasben gini, kan? :) :)