bogeyandruby

Random stuff, reflections on the meaning of life and death, humour, self-deprecation, a bit of bad poetry.

The other day I received a message from an elderly client of mine asking me to call him back because he was worried he might have missed a call from me.

I called him back to ask what I could do for him but there was nothing he needed. He was just concerned I may have left a message on his voice box when he was out, admitting he couldn’t remember how to retrieve his messages.

I teased him that I already have a dad who worries when he doesn’t hear from me and my client said, “Well, Sharon, that’s the immigrant way.”

Though I suspect my client may have the beginning of cognitive impairment, I was incredibly touched by this exchange.

A good friend of mine, a home care physiotherapist on the West Coast, is retiring at the end of this year and I’ll be leaving the system about a year after her. During a recent Facetime exchange, we both concurred that what we will miss the most about our jobs is the wonderful connection with clients. It is a great privilege to work with them in the intimacy of their homes.

Two days later, I noticed about four missed calls from a number with an odd-looking area code. Thankfully, that caller had left a message on my voicebox.

It was the same client’s daughter calling from Europe, saying her father told her I needed to speak to her.

6 thoughts on “June 26th: Why I’m Not Ready to Retire Yet.

  1. Jean says:

    awww.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kiki says:

    So very touching…. I just felt I wanted to give my mum of 94 a quick call to wish her a happy Sunday 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. bogeyandruby says:

      Awww … how lovely. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Kiki says:

      I have no idea how that happened with the date and time…. it WAS at around 8am but I cannot figure out how the iPad made a date out of it….Ah well

      Liked by 1 person

      1. bogeyandruby says:

        I didn’t even notice the time!

        Like

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