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A Love Story With An Alzheimer Spouse

Sunday, February 17, 2013

emoticon February of 2013 has already arrived. Last month I posted on my daily blog to help make me accountable of my New Years Resolutions. This month I'll be posting about love. Love has an enormous influence on ones self mentally, physically and spiritually. It is a vital part of making me the person I desire to be.
emoticon Today people seem to forget what marriage is all about. The phrase ... "for better or for worse" appears to have no meaning as a vow. Ah, but ...
A friend sent this incredible love story to me and I just had to share it with you.
"It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The nurse 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 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fs 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 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ft 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."
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