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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

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.’

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User avatar #19 - selbs
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imagine being with the person you love the most and they dont even know who you are.
#87 to #19 - rennat
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#120 to #87 - sketchfactor
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Minor spoilers for newbie Whovians   
   
OH my goodness that episode...   
I didnt understand it until The Wedding of River Song, then the feels hit me.
Minor spoilers for newbie Whovians

OH my goodness that episode...
I didnt understand it until The Wedding of River Song, then the feels hit me.
#24 to #19 - itsmypenis **User deleted account**
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User avatar #41 to #24 - LemonNADE
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I don't know why you're thumbed down..
User avatar #153 to #24 - meghostaguy
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touché
User avatar #129 to #24 - EjaculationMan
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sounds more like twilight.
User avatar #149 to #129 - jeroylenkins
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I knew I should have that "least intelligent comment of all time" picture.
#154 to #149 - itsmypenis **User deleted account**
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#160 to #154 - jeroylenkins
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Thank you Mr. Penis.
Thank you Mr. Penis.
#42 to #24 - anon id: 4ba54c37
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Haha, spot on
User avatar #25 - galacticboner
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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 :(
User avatar #128 to #25 - Psychotic
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My aunt had an injury as a child that caused severe nerve damage. When I would go to visit her she would always think I was my dad, even if he was standing right next to her. By the time she died, she couldn't remember anyone but her mom.
#177 to #25 - leahp
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i did math to thumb you up and also because my grandmother was the same way. it was sad to see but now i no she is with my grandfather again and i am sure she remembers who he is.
User avatar #179 to #177 - galacticboner
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My grandpa died 41 days after I was born, of heart failure.
Everytime I try to think about my grandma before she "sunk" in to Alzheimer's, about 5 to 4 years ago, my memories are all of her smiling at me. She still has the most beautiful smile and she's always asking if I already had something to eat.
The other day she said I was getting really handsome and that I had to be careful with girls. She's the loveliest thing, my grandma.
#5 - irokk
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#132 - FuckingLugia
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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.
#158 to #132 - lawlzeeful
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I'm sorry
#152 to #132 - jeroylenkins
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Oh god...
#144 to #132 - carelessinteractin
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that gave me more feels than the post.
#27 - Bunnygoeslawl
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This is all I saw first, I'm so ****** up.
#44 - barteleiff
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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
#3 - myanusisready
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#137 - joiik
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User avatar #99 - landerp
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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.
#102 to #99 - shyamalan
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Yes you are a dick. Don't talk about me behind my back.
i still love you
#10 - sscuba
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