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Today I had an appointment with the surgeon who performed my 4th & final open heart surgery
ten years ago.
I took this list for him:
Highlights of the 10 years since my heart surgery:
- Gained 7 grandchildren: 5 girls & 2 boys
- I moved to a townhouse with stairs
- I flew from Brisbane to Japan to Korea and back.
- I moved to the city to live alone
- Dad died
- I moved to Perth
- I became a TAFE lecturer (Finding your life’s passion)
- Was a Presenter at 2 Women’s Conferences
- Fixed my relationship with mum
- Bought a Scooter
- Wrote 110,000 words of my book
- Hosted my 64th International student – then retired
- Looked after mum until she died
- Flew back & forth up & down Australia many times
- Let my hair go grey- love the white streaks like mum’s
- Became a serious blogger.
- Moved from GC to Brisbane
- Bought a car
The surgeon said he will retire in about 10 years & that I will be the last patient he will see. This man has had my life in his hands, my heart in his hands. He is therefore very special to me.
The little hug as I left meant the world to me.
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I will never be like you, I will never have boundless energy. Life will always have tough stuff in it. I will always have to deal with disapointments: when I want to do something & planned to do something and then cannot: this is tougher on me than you. There will always be struggles, but there will also be successes. There will always be wins. The glass will always be half full. Or more…
ps. I forgot to mention that I printed it and then rolled it up like a scroll and tied it with a navy ribbon.