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Rewards

Hometown hospital is finally arriving

Florida Hospital Winter Garden
Last night’s VIP pre-opening ceremony.

 

Florida Hospital Winter Garden
Roughly 5:45pm.

 

Florida Hospital Winter Garden
Roughly 9:45pm.

 

The attendees included elected officials, Florida Hospital executives, Florida Hospital Winter Garden opening leadership team, Physicians, and me.

Stayed four hours instead of the scheduled two.

Talked.

Much longer than anticipated.

It felt like home, like Family.

Even though it was business.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.

 

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October 2009

Childhood Diseases Stink

Childhood diseases stick.  Adult diseases stink.  And there are so many of both.

What is a caring person to do?  We all know, “You can’t do it all”. So perhaps the best approach is simply to become an advocate and supporter of the disease that hits closest to home.

Last night my son (9) and I had dinner at Epcot, at The Walt Disney World Resort.  We were celebrating “Wednesday”.  Since our Catechism class was cancelled, it was a free night, and we spontaneously chose Epcot.  We live very close by.

During the long walk to our car and then on the short drive home, my son couldn’t hold his need to go to the bathroom. He begged me to pull over even though we were four minutes from home. So I did.

There’s really no way to adequately describe what happened.

And last night, after finally arriving home, a faithful follower of these blogs wrote a note that couldn’t have been more timely.  While I usually keep my spiritual side reserved for jeffnoel.org, I’d just like to say thank you for your prayers.

All of us have some sort of Hell we are going through.  These jeff noel blogs (5 total)  are the seeds of “therapy” for us to learn to help each other – more often.

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October 2009

Crohn’s Disease and Children

Our nine-year old son first developed unusual symptoms just before he turned four.  Between his 4th and 5th birthday, he had:

Here’s an excerpt from an email I received yesterday as a member of CCFA, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America:

Through the eyes of a 21-year-old Crohn’s Disease sufferer:

Have you ever felt my pain?

Have you ever felt this hurt?

Have you ever wiped away my tears?

Have you ever measured the pains worth?

Have you ever sat in front of your food and prayed for it not to hurt?

Have you looked past the pupils to the thoughts array?

Have you ever tasted the smell of your favorite foods, for it to be taken away?

Have you ever just wanted the pain to go away?

Have you ever wished you could go back, to when there was no pain?

Have you ever hated the comments some have made?

Have you ever been afraid to eat, and ask yourself why?

Have you ever heard the saying you’ll be just fine?

Have you ever had pain just to sneeze?

Have you ever met anyone with Crohn’s Disease?

From the creator of the event: By having events like this, we are trying to raise as much money as possible to help cure Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis.

Thank you for reading this and following jeffnoel.com – Make it a great day.  Enjoy your health.

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Turning 50

Awesome Friday

It was an awesome Friday.  Don’t have time right now to tell the whole story, but for me to say it was awesome is pretty significant in my mind.

But then again, I’m thought of by many as “crazy”, the way many thought Walt Disney was “crazy”, or Barack Obama is crazy.

One of the things that was significant today was the tremendous validation for my efforts to make the world a better place.

What a blast. Making these jeff noel You Tube videos.  This one is border line blooper.  But then again, I had so much fun this morning at physical therapy – the reason I was at Florida Hospital Celebration Health – that I’m totally ok with it.

It beats not making these You Tube videos and wondering what it must take to do them.   Ya with me?

It’s Friday night as I post this.  Carpe PM, jeff noel  🙂