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Subject: Re: Brain injured Fool? Date: 3/17/2005 11:41 AM
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Recover from Brain Injury, Stroke and I guess many other medical occurrences in life have so many similar lessons.

# one for me is that recovery never stops. Doctors may say it does, that it peaks, that this is "as good as it gets," but its attitude. If you can keep pushing, it will keep improving, little fractions at a time.

#2 is the realization of how much that you thought you could never live without that infact, really does not matter.

Im talking physical and mental limitations as well as possessions and financial.

Funny, I was in a 7-11 this morning getting a coffee.

There were two guys talking.

One says "How's the job"

The other said "It's a load"

Other says "Lots of hours"

Response "55, sometimes 70 hours a week, but I have a big mortgage"

I looked at him and said

"Sell the house, move into a smaller place, enjoy life"

He looked at me like he didn't have a clue.

I looked at him and tried to judge his age.

I said "Not trying to be insulting, but you will most likely be dead in the next 25-30 years"

"Sell the house"

A look of deep thought and confusion came over his face. I know I wrecked his day. Hope I save his life.

In our society of big homes, two leased BMWs, "only private schools for my kid", $5000 vacations, Home equity loans, Vacation homes, boats and RVs, career advancement and titles,

We sometimes lose track of life span.

The day I keeled over, nobody said "he did have a nice house" :)
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