“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”
~ Washington Irving
This post has taken days to write. It is a post filled with sadness and gut wrenching pain.
If you’ve ever had a MAJOR medical issue, or any condition where a medical team truly cares for you for an extended period of time, then you would understand the love that the patients have for their providers. My heart transplant journey has given me an opportunity to be cared for by some AMAZING clinicians. The Doctors, CNP’s, Nurses, Social Workers, Techs and the Administrative Professionals actually become part of our families. And, in my opinion, they are like big families to each other as well.
Recently, the unimaginable happened, one of the doctors on my transplant team passed away suddenly. The grief has ripped deep into my soul. I can’t make sense of this loss. I don’t think anyone can. It has been as painful as any death within my own family or close friends. Many days the tears have flowed.
Transplant recipients know that death can happen to any of us at anytime. It’s the reality of our lives. But when one of the people that has help save our lives, nurtured, healed, educated and inspired us is taken ….. there are simply no words.
I can’t even begin to imagine the grief that his family and the transplant team are going through. They save lives daily, and they lost one of their own. I hold all of them very close in my heart.
Dr. David Taylor was a WORLD CLASS DOCTOR, HUSBAND, FATHER and GENTLEMAN! The lives he’s touched in career is staggering. He was well respected by EVERYONE in the medical community and by the patients and the families that he’s touched.
I grieve with his family …… and with his colleagues, his friends and all the other patients he’s treated over the years. I pray that God gives strength to all during this very painful time.
Rest in Peace, David O. Taylor, M.D.!
You’ll NEVER be forgotten!
“A good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”