Saturday, May 28, 2016

TRUE LOVE - A Doctor's note - Must Read n share :)

It was approximately 8.30 a.m. on a busy morning when an elderly gentleman in his

eighties arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry

as he had an appointment at 9.00 a.m.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat. I knew it would take more than an hour before

someone would to able to attend to him. I saw him check his watch anxi...ously for the time

and decided to evaluate his wound since I was not busy with another patient.

On examination, the wound was well healed. Hence, I talked to one of the doctors to get the

supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

We began to engage in a conversation while I was taking care of his wound. I asked him if

he had another doctor's appointment later as he was in such a hurry.
The gentleman told me

no and said that he needed to go to the nursing home to have breakfast with his wife.

I inquired about her health. He told me that she had been in the nursing home for a while as

she was a victim of Alzheimer's disease. I probed further and asked if she would be upset i

f he was slightly late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was and she had not been

able to recognize him since five years ago.

I asked him in surprise, "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


I had to hold back my tears as he left.

I had goose bumps on my arm, and I 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

will be, and will not be...