It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 a.m., when an elderly gentleman in his 80s, 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 examination, 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 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 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’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.”
This touching story is from source
BTW if u have not watched the movie notebook… go grab a DVD.
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He smiled as he patted my hand and said, “She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.” //
how cute !
I dont know if its a true story…but in reality husbands are not able to cope when the wife is a Alzheimer’s disease patient. They deny it and treat her like she is normal…most of the time it is even mistaken for arrogance.
anyways…its such a lovely touching post 🙂
It is a very touching post.//“She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.” //the most romantic line ever.
Sree, I agree with you.
yups incidents like these can make even a guy show emotions.
Notebook is a wonderful film too.
thank you manas for agreeing with me and Welcome to Enagar. 🙂
I watched it only two weeks ago.
Thank you Mayor! 🙂
:)) nobody has ever called me that before…. but i think i will keep the title.. thanks
So henceforth, to me, you are Mr. Mayor or Mr. Emayor.