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Apr 11, 2018 · I have never felt so special Part-2

I think you have built one of the most specular teams I have ever interacted with. It started with Pete and the nurse he worked with in the OR to get me admitted and settled in for my stay. Would you believe after all the names I wrote down I forgot hers? But the person I found the most outstanding was Ronda in recovery. She was most impressive. And just as I thought it couldn’t get ant better I began to meet the rest of the staff. Another person I believed stood out was Judy, she did the sonogram of my heart as I as prep for surgery. But I felt that David took care of me more like his Dad than just a patient. I can’t reference everyone without mentioning Machelle whose endeavor is to be a pediatrician. I know it sounds like the next best thing after my stay at Santa Monica Hospital is a vacation. You wouldn’t be too far from wrong. But nothing is perfect and that would leave us with Martina who was not of the same character as the rest of our care givers because she made my Sheila cry. I will admit it couldn’t have taken much. She was under a lot of stress, but after 49 years she was very afraid of losing me. Not to worry we are not going to let one bad apple spoil the whole stay. I told everyone that when I get to heaven I would like to tell them my last memory was UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
I just saw, News: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Achieves Certification as a Primary Stroke Center. No wonder I did so well.

Apr 11, 2018 · I have never felt so special Part-1

I got to heaven and was asked, “where did you come from”? I smiled and said I came from UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA and smiled.
I must say I have never felt so special in my life. I don’t say that lightly. My wife and I had been married for 49 years on February 16th. The last time we slept apart was 1986. When we found out we could stay together we knew everything was going to be okay. Everyone from my surgical team with Dr. Kim to the ladies that took out the trach and picked up the soiled linen was special to us. I could say especially Leti. She told us about the concert tickets her son had gotten her for Christmas and the concert was last weekend she was so excited and proud. It was so infectious we were proud of her son too. Then I would have to say so was Mija and we can’t forget Shelby London or Hanna, oh and Josette, Andrew, and Frank.