Saturday, April 30, 2011
Genuine friends 真诚的朋友
Many friends learned about my wife's operation only after she has been discharged from hospital. It is not our wish to see them get caught in the perennial traffic jam and bad weather traveling from Kajang to visit her in Subang Jaya.
We are grateful to many who came to visit her at home or called up to convey their greetings. All of them have showed us their genuine affection and loving concern. In particular, we are touched by the visit of Andrew and wife Ann on Thursday morning.
Andrew suffered memory loss after a few procedures on the blood vessels of brain. However, with the tender loving care of his wife and his own determination, he has recovered quite well albeit occasional memory lapse once in a while.
Ann is a walking medical encyclopedia firstly through her experience and knowledge gained as a nurse and secondly from her own suffering.
Ann is suffering from rheumatism and osteoarthritis. She is constantly in pain, especially joints and bones, more so when walking. In fact, her knees condition is 3 times worse than my pre-0ps condition.
She is such a caring and courageous woman.
Andrew and Ann were making their 1-km (painful) walk to our house when a friend saw them and given them a lift half way through.