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Relationships – 17 April 2012

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Diary Status:  Today has been the easiest so far.  Whilst I still need the life support oxygen concentrator overnight, I never had to resort to it once for the rest of the day.  I am very concerned that I have lost another kilogram in a few days.  Is this the calm before the storm … or am I improving?

I need to tell you about the family and friends that either visited or made contact during my recent crisis.  Pauline was there every day and slept over in the hospital every other night in my room.  The hospital even fed her whenever she was there.

My three children and my grandchildren actually shut down their lives for a week and come to live by me, at the motel across the road, and constantly rotated their visits over that time.  Pauline’s daughter’s family came and stayed with us over Easter so we had everyone except Pauline’s son who is in the Austin Rehabilitation centre but he phoned through often.

A variety of people visited from Whitfield where we lived for over ten years and there were even a couple of patients and staff from that area who dropped in to visit.

There were friends dating back to my youth who made the journey from places as diverse as daylesford, Warragul and Chelsea Heights.  My first wife even made the journey from Melbourne.

I had phone calls from Queensland from the drummer and guitarist in the band we had around 1960.  Now, that’s really being remembered.  From my blogging days, there were a number of bloggers who called as well as the reporter with The Border Mail who wrote a piece in last Saturday week’s paper which I will reproduce when/if I get a chance. Here is the picture from the Border Mail article.

I want them all to know that I was honoured that they felt it important enough to make a dying man appreciate the relationships we have all enjoyed and shared in over my lifetime.

Written by Greg Naylor

17 April 2012 at 11:45 pm

Posted in Greg Naylor, my fight, PERSONAL

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  1. Always thinking of you Greg. xxx Hang in there.


    19 April 2012 at 7:34 pm

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