Monday, July 19, 2010

The flip side of that last post....

I was just riding the elevator down in the M.D. Anderson hotel along with a couple (late 60s or 70 is my guess) and some other folks. After few floors, a doctor entered the elevator (I'm sure he was visiting a patient at the hotel, which is connected to and part of the clinic). The older gentleman grabbed the doctor and gave him a huge hug, and the doctor called him by name and hugged him back.

The older gentlemen then turned to the rest of us in the elevator and said, with his hand around the doctor's shoulder, "This is the man who saved my life a few years ago." The older gent was tearing up and the doctor had a big smile on his face. Pretty cool to see.

I can't help watching these little scenes and then writing about them. I want to remember them all someday.

3 comments:

T said...

Hi Dan,

Thanks for sharing the Wyoming photos-they're great.

We're hoping to hear that all testing results are A-OK and that the Clinic folks will be ejecting you out of there and back into 9-5 world of work.

Are you coming through Dallas on the way back?

Terry

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you posted this, considering how tough it was to read your last post. Bill's situation reminds me of 2 books I read in the past few years-- Chasing Daylight and Kitchen Table Wisdom. How terribly sad.

As for you, I've been anticipating this week and will be anxiously awaiting a positive report.

Beth
P. S. I'm still a member of your fan club.
P.P.S. Cowboy hats do suit you!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you posted this, considering how tough it was to read your last post. Bill's situation reminds me of 2 books I read in the past few years-- Chasing Daylight and Kitchen Table Wisdom. How terribly sad.

As for you, I've been anticipating this week and will be anxiously awaiting a positive report.

Beth
P. S. I'm still a member of your fan club.
P.P.S. Cowboy hats do suit you!