I still have many »construction sites« to complete, but like Hafencity, I am looking forward to a positive future. This quotation from Tom Hanks goes well with that:
Never give up because you don’t know what the tide will bring the next day.
That this would not be an easy walk was already clear to me at the end of April when I got the diagnosis »brain tumor« in the hospital Buchholz. But what a storm I would have to face, with all its ups and downs, can only be understood by those who have experienced it themselves.
Therefore, my heartfelt thanks to all those who have accompanied me on this path and continue to do so. I carry them deeply in my heart.
- Dr. Langer and Dr. Lücke, from the Asklepios Clinic Altona, without whose surgical interventions I would probably not be among you today,
- the care teams from the Intensive Care Unit, the Intermediate Care Unit and the Neurological Unit of the Asklepios Clinic Altona,
- the teams from the neurological ward of the rehabilitation centre in Soltau
- and, of course, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, what have they pushed me!
- Not to forget the speech therapists.
The care and respect with which all these teams have worked deserves my respect. I can only express all my admiration and gratitude to these teams. They never let me feel the nursing crisis, although I know it exists in Germany.
- The practice team around Dr. Seehars,
- the team of the Epilepsy Center Rotenburg around Dr. Streger,
- Dr. Schieder’s oncology team,
- my friends and neighbors who are always there for me when I need your help.
My special thanks go to my family, especially my husband and son. What my husband gives me in love and support cannot be expressed in words and I am infinitely grateful to him. The three of us cried and laughed together – priceless.
It is hard for outsiders to imagine how my illness turned my life and that of my immediate family upside down. But we stick together and gain strength for our future, as the saying goes:
Yesterday is history
tomorrow is a mystery
but today is a gift.
That is why it’s called the present.