I grow weaker by the day, and clearly, my nurse saw this morning that hope was leaving me. Anyway, she and Ulla made a `rash` of phone calls and the result is that we will be travelling to Germany for the operation sometime around this week's end.
Following the procedure, I expect to be returned to DK for recuperation.
I really needed some good news today and thank God, found it in the shape of a 'day nurse,' with a lot of grit and a big heart.
I have learned so many lessons this past five weeks and wonder what is the point of such a course of tuition if I am simply to die now.
There are many reasons not to die, but only one to live; namely - to follow a true and righteous path and give thanks for God's bounty. My Mother always said, "count your blessings," and she was right!
If all ends well for us, Ulla and I will move back to the UK at the earliest opportunity once my health returns. There is nothing holding us here in Denmark any longer.
Ulla has been wonderful and loyal through all of this. No man could ever wish for a better wife, and I thank the Great One for giving her to me.
I must end now as even this exhausts me so.
May all the things which give you strength, and all that which brings you Joy be manifest daily in your own beautiful life.
Truly and loyally your friend,
"Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity, and we ask ourselves; will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved ? If they ever tell my story, let them say I walked with `Giants`. Men rise and fall like the winter wheat. But these names will never die. Let them say I lived in the time of Hector, tamer of horses. Let them say I lived in the time of Achilles."