Read Description. It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80′s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He s feels
Home Original Content Funny Pictures Funny GIFs YouTube Funny Text Funny Movies Channels Search

hide menu

Read Description

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80′s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The nurse took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him, ‘And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?’ He smiled as he patted my hand and said, ‘She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.’

Tags: feels
  • Recommend tagsx
+1209
Views: 50469
Favorited: 140
Submitted: 11/09/2012
Share On Facebook
Add to favorites Subscribe to jamiesidford Subscribe to feels E-mail to friend submit to reddit

Comments(154):

[ 154 comments ]

Show All Replies Show Shortcuts
Show:   Top Rated Controversial Best Lowest Rated Newest Per page:
Order:
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
User avatar #19 - selbs (11/09/2012) [+] (10 replies)
imagine being with the person you love the most and they dont even know who you are.
User avatar #25 - galacticboner (11/09/2012) [+] (3 replies)
My grandma has Alzheimer's. She often refers to me as "the baby", because she can only remember the time when I was, well, a baby. She also ask where my grandpa is and why he is late, even though he's been dead for 17 years now. She's in a nursing home and in the rare occasions she recognizes me she asks me what I want for dinner, exactly like she would ask when she was still healthy. She then proceeds to call me an ugly gipsy because I'm growin a beard. I love my grandma :(
#5 - irokk (11/09/2012) [-]
#132 - FuckingLugia (11/09/2012) [+] (3 replies)
My grandma had Alzheimer's and thought I was her dead son (my uncle) She hadn't spoke a word in months and she looked at me and said "I love you Charlie" Those where the last words she spoke before the disease took her life. Damn these feels.
My grandma had Alzheimer's and thought I was her dead son (my uncle) She hadn't spoke a word in months and she looked at me and said "I love you Charlie" Those where the last words she spoke before the disease took her life. Damn these feels.
#27 - Bunnygoeslawl (11/09/2012) [-]
This is all I saw first, I'm so ****** up.
#44 - barteleiff (11/09/2012) [-]
Know that feeling brah. My grandfather had Alzhheimers. One day I hugged him, and he asked "excuse me, but who are you?"... That broke my heart :(  R.I.P
Know that feeling brah. My grandfather had Alzhheimers. One day I hugged him, and he asked "excuse me, but who are you?"... That broke my heart :( R.I.P
#137 - joiik (11/09/2012) [-]
User avatar #99 - landerp (11/09/2012) [+] (1 reply)
What if it is him who has Alzheimer's and the old woman really had no idea who he was. That's a Shyamalan twist! P.S. i am perfectly aware that saying this makes me a total dick no need to tell me.
#139 - whiterapevan (11/10/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
#22 - trevorsta (11/09/2012) [-]
Filled with feels
Filled with feels
#45 - confusedasian (11/09/2012) [-]
That was beautiful.
That was beautiful.
#31 - bosshogoutlaw (11/09/2012) [-]
That's the quality of a man we should all aim to be when we're old.
-21
#56 - spurieuleweteuh has deleted their comment [+] (2 replies)
#38 - bluesuckscyan (11/09/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
#6 - harrypottergirl (11/09/2012) [-]
thats just beautiful
thats just beautiful
#2 - Nor (11/09/2012) [-]
[ 154 comments ]
Leave a comment
 Friends (0)