All I want for Xmas is....my wife to be healthy and home.

daveswoodhauler Posted By daveswoodhauler, Dec 22, 2011 at 3:13 AM

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  1. fossil

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    This is quite often, I think, never given a second (or first) thought as we cruise through our normally crisis-free lives. Then something happens. Something so unexpected, so unimaginably important, so potentially life-changing that it stops us in our tracks and strains our capability to believe it's really happening. These moments, inevitable in our lives, slap us hard in the face with the realities of the fragility of life and of our own mortality...and of course that of those we love. I think it's a good thing to be shaken awake from time to time...maybe we'll tend to stay awake more of the time. I'm certainly happy to hear that things are going well enough for your wife to be home for Christmas, Dave. And I'm hoping that things unfold in her favor from here on out until this nightmare is resolved once and for all. But...and it's a big but...never lose sight of the inescapable fact that somewhere in your future you'll come face to face with another situation as tough or tougher. Then sometime another. It's a part of life. The hardest part. So don't forget your words I quoted above. Take them to heart, tattoo them on your arm, whatever...just don't forget them. Merry Christmas to your happily reunited family, and may the new year bring you nothing but good outcomes. Rick
     
  2. Mrs. Krabappel

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    Wishing you and your family all the best. I'm glad you are all home together!
     
  3. agartner

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    Dave - I'm glad to see your wife's home and the whole family can enjoy a very merry Christmas together! Hoping for all the best for you all when she goes back for the surgical stuff.
     
  4. Mr. Brownstone

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    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Dave. It is true, what has been said about the value of nurses, usually the smartest people in the hospital. Also, the value of having the fortitude to advocate for yourself, or your loved one. It is what it is. Hope you bought the wife something nice this year!
     
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    Very good news indeed!

    Best of Christmas to you and yours.
     
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    Wow what a story. I'm glad you got your wish for Christmas. Make some memories as these years will fly by. Wishing you and your wife a happy and healthy outcome in the new year. Enjoy Christmas!
     
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    Glad to hear the good news!

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    Truer words have never been spoken . . . and on a personal note . . . thinking of you Rick during the holidays.
     
  9. certified106

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    So glad to hear your wife made it home! Merry christmas to you!
     
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