Re Home again

From: Robyne Hinks (
Fri Mar 31 04:13:57 2000

Hi everyone just a few lines to let you know that I am home again after another 4 days in with another gutobstructioin.. I was telling you all last week about being acepted to be tried with the intergel. I JUST HAD to find a Dr who was willing to use it.Well I have had denial after denial but have finally found one who will use it I t is Dr George Fielding in Brisbane so if there is anyone else from Australia there it is but you have to contact Johnson and Johnson or try to get it into the country yourself.It costs A$400 for 300mls.The lady to ask for at J&J is a Ms. Cathy Shelley the production manager here in Australia.I go to see Dr Fielding in Next Thursday at 2;00P.M.WEll I will sign off for now as I am very tired.Love always,Robyne.

>----- Original Message -----
From: Helen Dynda <> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <> Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2000 3:10 AM Subject: Attitude is everything

> The following was sent to me by Cindy. There is a good lesson to be
learned > from this; and this is my reason for sharing it with you.
> Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood
> and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how
he > was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be
> twins!"
> He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Michael
> was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the
> situation.
> Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Michael
> and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the
> time. How do you do it?"
> Michael replied , "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Mike, you
have > two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose
to > be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.
> Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can
choose > to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.
> Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their
> complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the
> positive side of life.
> "Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.
> "Yes, it is," Michael said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut
away > all the junk, every situation is a choice.
> You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect
> your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line:
> It's your choice how you live life."
> I reflected on what Michael said. Soon thereafter, I left the Tower
> Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought
about > him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.
> Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a serious
> accident, falling some 60 feet from a communication tower. After 18 hours
> of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Michael was released from the
> hospital with rods placed in his back.
> I saw Michael about six months after the accident. When I asked him how
he > was, he replied. "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my
scars?" > I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his
mind > as the accident took place.
> "The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon
to > be born daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I
> remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or I could
choose > to die. I chose to live."
> "Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.
> Michael continued, "...the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I
> was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the
> expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared.
In > their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man.' I knew I needed to take action."
> "What did you do?" I asked.
> "Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said
Michael. > " She asked if I was allergic to anything. ' Yes, I replied.' " The
> doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a
> deep breath and yelled, "Gravity." Over their laughter, I told them, "I
am > choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."
> Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his
> amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to
> live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.
> You have two choices now:
> 1. Delete this.
> 2. Forward it to the people you care about

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