Wednesday, November 27, 2019
So it's time to move on. I'm wishing a festive Thanksgiving to all those who peruse my foolishness. I'm humbled by your readership and it simply amazes me that someone is always viewing my foolishness-especially those who visit the middle of the night when all should be sound asleep.
I have so much to be thankful for, especially the patients I cared for in days gone past. They did more for me than I did for them. One thought that never escaped me was the notion that all those nasty ailments lurking out there in the world are equal opportunity afflictors. Anyone could be stricken down any time. It's really just a matter of chance accompanied by good fortune that I was fortunate to remain healthy and vertical for so long.
Glioblastomas are out there in the world and occur at the rate of about 4 per 100,000 people. I owe so much to those patients that suffered and ultimately succumbed to this terrible neoplasm. It could have just as likely been me with the glioma, but someone else took all that pain and suffering to spare me of this terrible fate. I owe them a deep debt because it could have me. I don't know how many times I uttered a silent thank you to these patients and tried to do something special for them. I am eternally grateful to these patients who took the hit for me.
This gratitude fills me with a sense of helpful sharing and a strong disdain for the greed and financial preoccupation of healthcare today. Oops... don't get me started on that one! The respect and peace that nursing has filled my soul with cannot be derailed by dollar signs. It's what's left in your heart when the day is done that really matter, not your bank account.
Anyhow, for some genuine foolishness here is a link to a post I wrote some time ago https://oldfoolrn.blogspot.com/2015/11/how-do-you-cook-thanksgiving-turkey-in.html
Happy Thanksgiving! I treasure your loyal readership. It means more to me than you know!