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ghezzi
Fra Cristoforo
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PostSubject: Perspective    Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:10 am

This is the message I found in an email when I got home tonight;
"Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many".

Got a phone call late yesterday to attend important family meeting this morning at Mum's nursing home. She's 87.
30 years ago specialists told her she was a walking time bomb and a massive stroke was imminent.
My bookie would have given me odds of 1000:1 on her making it here. So Mum is a walking testament to modern medicine, and a pacemaker inserted only 5 years ago.
She's become a real challenge to the nursing staff with both a failing heart and failing kidneys, treating one ailment endangers the other.

But I consider myself one of the lucky ones, I got to spend 53 years with my Dad and thus far, 57 years with my Mum.

On the way home from that meeting I get a phone call from the wife of a mate, Rossco is my age and has poor family history, but is one of the nicest blokes you would ever meet.
He's in Hospital with bleeding on the brain.

2015 doesn't look good for some, ........................ but such is life.

Count your blessings!
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PostSubject: Re: Perspective    Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:58 am

Hear hear!
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PostSubject: Re: Perspective    Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:31 am

We are all on borrowed time, make every day count!
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Nibbio
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PostSubject: Re: Perspective    Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:04 am

Sorry to hear this about your mate. Hope that it turns out better than it sounds. Also realise what you say about your parents. I am lucky in that my Dad is 89 and has a better memory than I do. My partners Dad died of a heart attack at 60.

Reality of life and death just dips in sharply and makes you consider many things.

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ghezzi
Fra Cristoforo
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PostSubject: Re: Perspective    Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:40 am

Visited Rossco today.
Turns out he thought he was suffering from vertigo 9 weeks ago and just tolerated wobbling around and feeling off. Except it was a minor brain bleed.
Finally went to the Doc after vomiting etc. and then travelled (walked) all over town for MRI's and visiting different specialists until one said go straight to the local Hospital.

Wobbled in and sat around waiting room for hours. Even though Ipswich Hospital had been informed by the specialist of the seriousness of Ross's situation, and nobody had informed him of the real diagnoses, they had no beds so offered an Ambulance ride to Brisbane if he was prepared to wait for another 3-4 hours, or drive yourself.

Luckily Deb drove him into Brisbane, the P.A. Hospital was aware of his impending arrival and when Deb booked him in at Emergency they asked, "Where's your husband"? She pointed to the bloke wobbling in the door. Nurses all shit themselves and flew into action.

Statistics say 60% of people who suffer a brain bleed don't make it to hospital, and Ross had been wondering around in a daze for a week. Now 9 weeks stuck in a ward and suffering a much larger haemorrhage, he's waiting for all the blood to congeal so they can remove the lump and pressure.

Deb's beside herself and still gets emotional. Ross is more worried about the battery in his BMW going flat thru lack of use. His operation is scheduled for Mar 3rd.
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Don Abbondio
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PostSubject: Re: Perspective    Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:23 am

We shall drink to his healthy recovery next month - some sort of collective happening around Wuachope
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PostSubject: Re: Perspective    Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:48 am

So right ghezzi.
You know our hearts are with you when we are not riding with you.

DM
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PostSubject: Re: Perspective    Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:31 am

I remember from a movie maybe many of you have seen, "Breaker Morant"-  a great flick. An eloquent way of stating this sentiment came from Harry (Morant)- "Live every day as if it were your last, for one day you're sure to be right!"
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