*** Tell your spouse that you love him/her. You truly may not get another chance. You just never can tell what a day will bring....
*** Most of the stuff that we worry about, and get stressed over, really doesn't matter in the end.
*** You don't realise what a blessing it is, to be in good health - until it's taken from you. Your health really is your wealth. Don't take it for granted.
*** It never rains but it pours. Keep an umbrella handy...
*** Good health depends apon small, seemingly unimportant, choices that we make day after day, year after year. But they all add up, and sooner or later they will be the difference between an active long life, or finding yourself in a hospital bed, well before your time, battling serious health issues.
*** There are some brilliant doctors and nurses out there, who go beyond the call of duty to care for their patients.
*** Visitors are wonderful, but only in small doses. Having to make conversation and be polite can be very tiring when you're sick and in pain.
*** Prevention is better than cure. It really can't be said any plainer.
*** Crises have a way of re-organising your priorities.
Tomorrow my husband will turn 40. He'll spend his birthday in hospital with a tear that extends from the top of the aorta all the way down into the arteries of the legs, a clot in one leg, and pneumonia in both lungs.
Today we should have had his first ever proper birthday party.
You just never can tell....
Yesterday's history. Tomorrow's a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.