It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.
The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.
He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease.
As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.
He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him, ‘And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?’
He smiled as he patted my hand and said,
“She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.”
CNN is deliberately trying to portray Ben Carson as a liar. In an article they published CNN implied that Ben Carson lied about stories of his past violent behavior. Now I can’t understand why Carson would lie unless he wants to depict an image other than the mild, impassive one that we know. Makes no sense, but there you have it. One might ask why CNN is digging into Carson’s past; do they have a hidden agenda. Of course they do. It is a known fact that CNN is backing Hilary Clinton. The article is designed to put doubt in the minds of voters and for them to question Carson’s credibility. It is basically saying how can you trust a man who makes up stories and lies about himself?