The Greatest Woman in My Life
by Glen Ringersen
Let me share with you some of Napoleon Hills Principles and see if you can recognize them as you read this short story about the greatest woman in my life.
What if one day your whole world changed?
If everything you were able to do was no longer possible?
Well that is exactly what happen to me, my whole life changed in a New York minute. I was walking home when I was tragically run down. My body was crushed, so badly damaged I would never be the same again. My body was like a tin can loose on a highway and crushed by the tires of an oncoming SUV. Splat. . .
After many weeks in a coma, in intensive care and numerous operations, I was out of it and I was relying on somebody else to ensure that decisions for my health was the right ones for me. I was fortunate enough to have a team of Nurses and Doctors working together to nurturing me back to health. I was very fortunate to have a Pharmacist take special interest in my ongoing progress and she became my advocate for my health. Let me share what this courageous lady has done for me.
My first encounter with the Pharmacist was when the G-Tube (feeding tube) was being considered for removal, and see if it would stay out or be put back in me forever. Here I was faced with a choice which I could not answer, in fact I was not really coherent at all, I was in a traumatized state. So if I could eat on my own accord the tube stays out and if I can’t it goes back in with a more permanent apparatus affixed to my abdomen. A woman Pharmacist stepped in and said that she could get me to eat and that the feeding tube would no longer be needed. She stated that I believe that this patient will regain his strength and I will be by his side until he does.
She stated she would arrive when breakfast will be served in the morning before work to feed me and be there on her lunch break to feed me and arrive after work so she can feed me dinner. I was totally out of making any decisions, in fact I didn’t even have the ability to speak or understand what was going on. But the Pharmacist did, she went out of her way to be there for me at every turn of my struggle to re-gain my life.
The Pharmacist’s name was Rehana, and she arrived first thing in the morning and began to place food in my mouth and she said “chew, chew this food now chew!”
Nothing was happening from me, I didn’t chew or even move my mouth, I was out of it. But Rehana took my chin in her hand and placed her other hand on top of my head and pressed with the hand on my chin upward and then downward all along telling me to chew and she worked my mouth like a ventriloquist would do.
At first I was only chewing because of her forceful ways of making me chew and over time I naturally took over chewing on my own, this woman went above and beyond her call of duty and was always there for me throughout my thirteen years of recovery.
Soon I was using every principle of Napoleon Hills Laws of Success to help in aiding my health. These principles were used either by me or in conjunction with others and soon my life was coming back to me. This was possible because someone had taken the initiative to believe in me and have a Definiteness of Purpose, along with Applied Faith, by Going the Extra Mile, working as a team (teamwork) and let’s not forget Rehana’s Controlled Attention. Her laser focus on getting me to eat when all of the obstacles were standing in her way, a patient who couldn’t react verbally or physically. The Pharmacist made it happen. She believed in me, when I did not believe in myself. Until I was able to believe in myself.
The Men and Women who aided me in my recovery were awesome, some of the ones that stand out were the professional women who made a difference in my health. Who took the initiative to seek what was best for me and the wellbeing of health.
But to the greatest woman in my life unequivocally was that Pharmacist Rehana who helped me come back to life. She stepped in to ensure that I would one day stand on my own. I owe it all to you Rehana, you believed in me when others did not. You believed in me when I could not believe in myself. You made it possible for me to believe in my abilities.
Thank you so very much for your love and your great concern for my wellbeing. I can never forget you or even begin to repay you for everything you did for me. I could never give back to you, what you gave to me…my Life.