A Second Chance

  • Joeyphx444

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    May 31, 2013 9:28 AM GMT
    I posted some of this story a while ago but I rewrote it here with more personal insight and thought

  • HndsmKansan

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    May 31, 2013 9:41 AM GMT
    Wow, thanks for taking the time to share with us this life changing event!

    Lots to think about and consider, glad to hear you have recovered. The only thing I experienced was a freak "Staph infection" in the fall of 2010 and was in the hospital for 10 days... it does give you a bit of insight! I can't imagine being in a coma. So very glad you had the support of family and friends!

    Sometimes experiences like yours helps to put things in the proper perspective. Glad you are putting the bad history with your former employer behind you. Hope you are back in good health.... how are you doing today with your physical fitness? Have you gone back to work? How are things with family and friends today?

    Thanks again for sharing this with us and glad you are back in good health!

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    May 31, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    Something similar happened to me 34 years ago . After being badly injured in an airplane crash in Greece , my Dad flew all the way down from Queensland Australia , and stayed until i was released from the hospital 3 months later ..My mum had passed away 2 years prior , and my older brother was killed in a car accident 1 year after my mum death and then me , poor dad ! .. When i opened my eyes after 1 month of induced coma , the first thing i saw was his smile .. I never seen my dad with a sad face , even in the worst of things , he always is wearing a smile , but i am quite sure he bundles everything inside . He is going to turn 87 this coming July , and still going strong . All the kindness that i was given by my family and strangers while they were taken care of my well being , really changed my way of seeing the good in people , and for that i always will be thankful !
    I was luckier than you were , as the airline company i was working for at the time , gave me back my position , paid for all my medical expenses and arranged for my dad airplane ticket and lodging ( it was considered as a work related accident as i was being transferred from Paris to Athens to rejoin my flight crew-mates ) ...6 months later i was flying again , i worked one more year with A.F , before to go back to OZ and started to work for Qantas ..
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    May 31, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    Have you looked into suing them? You may have a case if you weren't rightfully terminated. Plus, that'll teach them how to treat an employee. Srsly, it sounds like you were working in a horrible environment.
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    Jun 01, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    Touching !! Things happen for reasons, I do believe that. But, sometimes things don't turn the way we want them to be. It's just that's the way it is. I am glad you had a rediscovery of the bond of love with your mom and dad. Take care.