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worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/9/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.


Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.
Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.


As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the band, he could see it in his mind s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.


Days, weeks and months passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.
She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.


He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.


The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'


Epilogue:

There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

'Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present.'


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extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole


d_davis777
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 8/9/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing that Worsenow! That was great!
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ladyred
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 191
   Posted 8/9/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for sharing that Worsenow what a wonderful story and so very true!

deb in indiana
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   Posted 8/9/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
That was great to share Deb

PAlady
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   Posted 8/9/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Worse, that was great. And actually one of the reasons I started the Beach Party thread. I think it's important for us to realize how much power we have with our minds. That's not to say our pain isn't real, but if we direct our thoughts we can at least get moments of relief. Not total maybe, but some moments. And smile with eachother.

PaLady

worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/10/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you all liked it is actually a true story, google it if you wish. But yeh sharing and encouragement realy do help, must be the happy endorphins that we get from others.
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole


Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/12/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you
Very touching and
True isnt it

LYN
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Chartreux
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   Posted 8/12/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Awe, Thanks! Really moved me to tears...
Life sure can have it's moments!!!
was nice of you to share this story...
soft hugz..
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worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/12/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
it is a very moving story, and you can't keep that to yourself, xx
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole

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