A Thankful Patient
My dear friends:
I believe that we build more caring communities and create a more beautiful world as we give thanks to the people who make a difference in our lives. This is my thank you poem to medical staff after recently being admitted to hospital for poisoning from a gas or propane leak near our home. Think of a thank you note you can write to those who have made a difference in your life, send it out and see what blessings flow into your life as you express your thanks to others.
I wrote this poem to say thank you to all the medical staff who gave me excellent care after recently being admitted to the hospital. Three days ago I experienced anaphylaxis and a severe mast (immune & systemic) cell attack after exposure to a gas or propane leak near our home. Please keep Karen in your prayers as she recovers from increased exhaustion and allergy symptoms as a result of the leak.I am home recovering from difficulties with breathing, speech, memory and mobility. I will be seeing a speech pathologist in July. I am wait listed for occupational therapy to get a power chair and work on already existing memory problems and waiting for physiotherapy and a learning disability specialist. You could give this poem to medical staff when they give you excellent care.
A Thankful Patient
What does it mean to care?
Listening to patients as their problems they share
Comforting them in their fear
Hearing as they shed each tear
We rely on your many years of education
As we face all the uncertainties of disease
Try realistically where you can our problems to ease
In the ER you fight the daily battle with life and death
Deal with individuals and families left bereft
When you listen to a patient you always win
Because you give the suffering peace within
When you struggle with what to say
Be you and you’ll win each day
Thanks for being with me in my stay
I think you’re all a okay!
Kevin Osborne, B.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, BTh. Canada Christian College & Graduate School, D.D., D Sc., Diplomate in Creative Ministry and his wife, Karen, B.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, graduate divinity student Trinity College University of Toronto, are graduate Christian counseling students at St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. Kevin is a certified Christian counselor. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.
Posted on June 5, 2015, in On Circumstances, Poetry and tagged Community, compassion, health, Heart, inspiration, life, loving others, Mind, mind's seat, people, pray, suffering, thoughts, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.