My dear doctor is retiring. After 42 years of service, he is hanging up the ole stethescope. BUT, he is not going to be idle. He has decided to "work smart" and devote his time to helping others with the vast knowledge and wisdom gleaned from his years of practice by promoting wellness on-line. I sat in his office this morning really taking in the surroundings and listening intently to his gentle voice as he discussed his new direction in life. I must admit I felt more than a tinge of sadness that this would be our last office visit. As he spoke, the word "flexible" came up more than once. We talked about the futility of clinging to anything in this life and of the importance of having faith in something bigger than ourselves. Being thankful always, and optimistic and hopeful about what may come.
I cannot speak of my doctor without mentioning the fabulous woman who is his assistant/right hand. Denise, is someone I have come to love and admire for her strength and cheerfulness. She provides a warmth and homey - ness to the office with the wonderful little plants and pictures and bric-a-brac carefully placed for the patient's enjoyment. I will miss her too.
The Doc has been a wonderful caregiver and I know our paths will cross again. I am thankful to have known such a caring and gentle man.
All the best, dear BERNARD.