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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:02 pm
Hi all, I was visiting a friend in hospital today in Galway, here on the west coast of Ireland. As I walked through the reception area I saw this written on the wall in very large letters:

Sickness brings patience
Patience brings perseverance
Perseverance brings hope - St Paul

I've not always been the most religious of people, but irrespective of creed, I think its a thought worth cherishing as we all take this journey!

Wishing us all better days ahead and better health too! Take good care, Colm
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:20 pm
Thank you Colm for sharing that with us, i know ill carry those words with me always. tc ambies..

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:26 pm
Thanks Colm - I have to agree that it is 100% true for me - Patience is one of things that I learned to accept on my journey from such dire health and very near death to being well and healthy again - even if I did end up with my little pal Stefan the stoma. And my stubborn streak came in handy after all for once LMSO.

Thank you so much for sharing
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:00 pm
I love this, Colm!  Thanks for reminding me of these virtues....HOPE has always been my favorite 4-letter word!
And, reversal has been rescheduled for Feb. 1st.  I have a mild case of myositis but they do not anticipate it interfering with my rescheduled surgery date.  Yaaaay!
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:38 pm
Hi Dandare,

That is very profound and I agree with every one else.

Comes to mind is the credo of the alcoholics.......
"Grant me the courage......................."
I won't type it all,  cause I am sure everyone here knows it,    But I have found a solace of  a kind in those words as well..........
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:45 am
Just when I want to throw my stoma out the window, someone says something profound and sensible...thank you....leave it to St.Paul Smile if he could endure years in prison and still find hope, I guess I can do this!
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:57 am
Thank you Colm, just that.
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:40 pm
Hi everyone, Delighted to see your replies. I'm afraid I can't accept any credit for it, but was moved to find it as a hospital motto. Like Tess, it is also very true for me and I just hope it helps lift your spirits during some of those difficult days. Take care, Colm
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