A long time ago....will bring a smile I think......

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AndreaRN
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   Posted 1/20/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I found a post I made two years ago....copied and will paste here. Although it is off topic I think you will enjoy it. Andrea


Posted 3/13/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -6)
Thank you so much for posting that Lyn. As you know I am a nurse too.....I am going to tell you a true story......

Back in the early 1980's I was working in a CCU at Waterman Memorial Hospital in Eustis, Fl.......the hospital staff was all abuzz during our night shift. An elderly gentlemen on the medical floor had disappeared along with his IV pole and IV medication. He was quite ill, the police were called etc.

A nurse remembered him saying several times he had to go to Disney World before he died. Disney World was on the South side of Orlando about 70 miles away if I remember correctly.

Guess what......when the ticket booths opened in the early am the cars waiting in the parking lot (at Disney World) started inching forward. A car stopped at a booth to buy a ticket and inside an elderly gentlemen with an IV pole ln the front seat asked for a ticket. The police were alerted....as he later told the nurses back at the hospital he could see the ferry boats, the tram train and that was enough to give him hope.

The owner of the car that had been hot wired and stolen from the hospital parking lot did not press charges (you guessed it)! The elderly man did get well and the report we later received was that someone did take him to Disney World.

The elderly are so precious. Andrea
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   Posted 1/20/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
That is such a wonderful story. It reminds me of the movie "A Trip to Bountiful". If you like this type of story and haven't seen this movie, I suggest you either rent it or find it at your local library..for free! Geraldine Page won her one and only Oscar for this movie and it was a good thing too...18 months later she suffered a heart attack and passes away. I do love her acting and this is a wonderful example.

Thanks for the memories, Andrea!
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AndreaRN
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   Posted 1/20/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I watched that very wonderful movie......what a gift it was. Andrea
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C6-7 & C7-8 L laminectomies (posterior) (need R)
Partial removal of supporting Cervical Posterior Ligament
Constant shoulder pain & tightness.intermittent neck pain
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Chronic Pain with Vicodin 7.5/325 rx

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   Posted 1/20/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Very COOL, Thanks Andrea!
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skeye
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   Posted 1/20/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw, that made me smile (and chuckle)! Thanks for sharing.

Skeye

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   Posted 1/21/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks so much for sharing Andrea, what a wonderful story for sure. Susie


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   Posted 1/21/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe thank you for sharing this Andrea, sure is nice to know that
people out there do care, and that the charges where dropped...
thanks...
Lots of soft hugz...
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