Saturday, September 11, 2004

9am Appointment

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80's, presented to have sutures (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 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 awhile 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 going 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.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

I m not bothered anymore, hehehe

Hmmmm, i hv just made a decision to myself. In the wake of last week's decision of letting my housemates be aware of their own responsibilities towards the apartment, I've decided to take up most of the house chores onto my own 2 shoulders.

I m happy that i can finally reach the conclusion of not to be bothered anymore... this also coincides with the attitude that i put on 2 weeks ago when Moon & Eelin felt that i was cold towards them.


However, I hv to remind myself of this: no matter how I am gonna change my attitude coldly towards the others, I must have tried to put some effort into the relationship before the change. And there are always several patrons that I can't change my attitude towards them.

yeah, thaz about it...


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