I’m back, sitting in a Naugahyde-like chair in the terminal and listening to soft jazz playing over the tinny airport speakers while waiting for my flight to chilly Columbus. I wouldn’t want it any other way, and I’m thankful for being able to get on the work road again. Because for the first time in 6 weeks, I’m travelling for Access with multiple trips planned over the next few weeks.
Typically at this time of the year, as we get cranked up for a great trade show season and follow up on new opportunities, I am fresh and ready to go after the holidays. This year has been a bit different unfortunately. I traveled back and forth to Houston about once a week during December and early January for reasons I’ll share with you next. THANK YOU for listening to my story.
To say the holiday season was an adventure is quite an understatement. It started when my 82-year-old mother suffered a torn, ascending aorta. When she fell, my dad was right there to catch her. She made it to the hospital in Bryan, Texas, by ambulance, and Life Flight rushed her to St Luke’s Medical Center in Houston about 100 miles away. She had amazing care, and she made it through emergency surgery and a few weeks of recovery. We’re so thankful for God’s hand of miracles and the miracle hands of an amazing staff for bringing her through.
David Wilding waits for his first work flight and pens his first blog post of 2017. Godspeed, David!
Yesterday, 7 weeks after the tear and 4 weeks after leaving the hospital for an LTAC (long-term acute care) facility, she moved to a rehabilitation facility in The Woodlands called HealthSouth. So many specialties—from surgery to wound care (for feet that are recovering from lack of blood flow) to the doctors, RNs, CNAs, techs, admissions staff and so many others—have all played a role in enabling her recovery.
I am so thankful to work in an industry focused on the care of others. It’s truly an honor.
So as my itineraries pile up and I head off to visit with partners and customers and attend events, I am excited to get back on the road knowing that my mom still is in my life.
Speaking of events, I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone at HIMSS17. If you are attending, please come by booth 1778 and share your stories with me as we encourage one another in this life and our many travels. At Access, we are honored to build solutions that simplify the process of healthcare in admissions, clinical areas, back office departments and everywhere else in-between with electronic forms and electronic signatures, as well as other solutions.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for reading.