Wk 17 2017-2018 MKMMA Rick Mahoney

Still continuing to run late, but so be it. In the midst of significant turmoil I am nevertheless happier in many may respects than I have ever been. I attribute much of that to this course. This is the first year I have not written what is actually someone else’s DMP just to get it done and accepted. Too much money, too much hype, not enough of the real me. It is not that I would not like a ton of money, and a huge house with lots of toys, and that can come at some point, but I want and am getting pretty close to real peace! Peace of mind, peace of heart. Throughout my life I have always been happiest when exploring, learning, sharing, and teaching. Whether it was Tennis, my relationship with God, working with my hands building and or fixing things or just riding my Motorcycle or car wherever the whim took me, or just wandering in the woods or new towns, cities and sharing the thoughts, feelings and memories etc those are the things that have always excited me and simply been FUN.

Dec 11, 2017 I had a knee replacement. Just prior to New Years I had a long and as usual, interesting visit with my Dr who over the years become a genuine, beloved friend. We had our usual conversation about the state of the country, politics, the world, our kids and grandkids. He told me about some bypass surgery he had scheduled. We shook hands, hugged and wished each other best wishes. That day or maybe the next I had an uncomfortable feeling. On Jan 2nd I called his office to get a prescription refilled, and ask how things had gone for him. His nurse sobbingly told me he had died Jan 1st. I am 72 heading for 73  April 10th, and he would have turned 74 April 23. At his Funeral a number of his patients spoke of him, his love of life and his love of his patients. I Commented that I felt sure EVERY one of his patients would agree that we ALL knew he had other patients, but that everyone of us felt he was OUR DR. That is just the way he made everyone feel. When we were with him he had no other patients, just us, we were all number one. WE WERE HIS BLISS!

SOOOO thank you George, my friend, brother, and doctor!!!!! To everyone else Let’s all keep hanging on, hanging in and living and sharing  our own lives of adventure and love.


About pffrgm1

Father, Grandfather, retired auto damage appraiser at USAA INS. Tennis player, wood worker, active member of the LDS (Mormon) church, and recent Cancer Survivor.
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3 Responses to Wk 17 2017-2018 MKMMA Rick Mahoney

  1. Steven Earl says:

    Rick, your doctor sounds like a fantastic man! Your words for him are very complimentary and he would seem a great role model for us all with the way he made others feel. Thank you for sharing this story.


  2. shaitung says:

    That is an amazing ability-to be able to set aside one’s own agenda and create a space where EVERYONE feels as though they are the only one. Thanks for sharing this, for if ever there was a way to really express kindness, your dr. certainly mastered this ability.


  3. 222shooter says:

    Great blog I feel your happiness lets keep going 🙂


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