Havaiki Nui

The Sacred Island, Home to the Hawiians and Maori's, and most of all..... Home to me and my family.... Gonna be Stuff, all sorts of Stuff and even a few choice photos that I feel the world should see...

Friday, June 12, 2009

It's Been A Long Time

Well here I am again. Dunno how long I will post or how long this post will be. I pretty much lost interest after the death of my nephew last year and since my cancer treatment seemed to have taken alright (?), I am in the recovery mode and perhaps I will live long enough for my grandsons to get to know me. My wife is up from Tahiti,l and has the dubious distinction of having to load the boxes, inventory everything and load the container. I know, I am just a lazy shit, that sits around and barks orders and wants coffee...

Back in March when I was diagnosed with Glaucoma, COPD, and Colon Cancer, I was a rather unhappy camper. I had a go round with my surgeon, and am really thankful that she won and I lost. I think that a lot of it was due to my silly Chief Petty Officer hard headedness, and the fact that at the time I figured that my living wasn't too terribly important to me and being that I was the only one that counted I was going to go out blazing....... Really a stupid fucking idea and my wife and the Surgeon Ms. Dr. Rhem (?) both ganged up on me and made me see the light. Thank you both and Dr. Rhem, I hope that my apology to you will suffice as I know that you gave me my life back and without both of you ladies in my life, I would be a lot worse off than I am today. Dr, you gave me hope and a chance to be with my family and I will never be able to repay you for what you have given to me and my family... To us, the Jacksons and the Hapaitahaa's and the Tamahahe Families, we would like to send our appreciation and offer you our hospitality to you and your family on our island of Raiatea whenever you might like to visit us. That offer will stand as long as my family are alive.

To all the nurses and nurses aids whom I caused much anguish, I owe you all big time also. Thank all of you for your devotion to duty and the very long hours that you spent with me after the surgery and the painful time that I went thru for thje first 24 hours. You all were incredible, and you will never know how much I appreciate all that you did for me.

The Portland Veterans Hospital can be proud of it's 9th Floor surgery ward especially 9C! Bravo Zulu to all of you, and each and every one of you have a special place in my heart. I will never be able to repay you for your kindness, but I would like you to know that every kind act that I preform in the future, will have been done because of your kindness and humanity. I owe you all, Big Time!!!

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