I guess I'm no longer "normal." Yesterday was a perfect example.

But in the world of business, when there are bills to pay and mouths to feed, sometimes you just have to push on...





Comments


Written by ronika
3737 days ago

Hi Yoni,

Your inspirational story is certainly helping many of us take less for granted in our own lives. Thanks for sharing something so personal (and still making it funny :) )

Ronika



Written by yoni67
3737 days ago

Ronika,

Thanks! Just trying to keep it real...though, when I showed the story to my mother, her response was "Maybe you are keeping it a little too real!" :(



Written by JackieP
3739 days ago

Yoni,

There is never any shame in truth. Thanks for sharing your story with such honesty. As for kicking ass....you do! everyday with what you deal with.

Wishing you all the best

J



Written by yoni67
3738 days ago

Jackie,

Thanks for your support. I'm feeling much better, so next time I have to go "boom-boom" I should be able to make it to the "toi-toi" in time :)



Written by TimoK
3740 days ago

Very inspirational post! Thank your sharing your story.



Written by yoni67
3740 days ago

Timo,

And a heart-felt Thank You to you for stopping by and reading. Glad you found it inspiring.

Yoni



Written by lovedthisarticle!
3741 days ago

Yoni,

It brings tears to my eyes when I think about people ovecoming odds and challenges. You are a fighter and thanks for showing people how its done!

Heidi Kalman



Written by yoni67
3740 days ago

Heidi,

Save those tears for children with cancer, people who are paralyzed, and those without a roof over their heads or food on their tables. And dogs and cats everywhere who are in distress. Okay, parakeets, hamsters and frogs too.

Thanks for your encouragement and thoughts. I'm trying to serve as a small example, and hope it helps a person or two.

Regards,

Yoni



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Rush,

Thanks! Your words mean a lot. It's not always easy to open up, but I feel pretty good about it.

Yoni



Written by m4bmarketing
3741 days ago

You are inspiring Yoni and sharing this is also a bit of a wake up to what we focus on each day.

Take care.

Susan



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Thank you Susan! We all have the capacity to bring some inspiration to the world and you too have done so. I admire you for the knowledge that you bring to all of us on a regular basis!

Yoni



Written by businessavante
3741 days ago

Yoni - Let the Ass-Kicking Begin!!!

Duncan

(p.s. be sure to check out Jackie Purnell's last 2 posts - she has a new look, and her new "about" page is out of this world.)



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Thanks Duncan!

I missed your presence here on BizSugar...unfortunately I had no access to Social media on the wireless network. Little did I know that a tonsillectomy would end up keeping me in hospital for 17 days. I love hot nurses and ice-cream just as much as the next guy, but enough is enough. A terrible thing happened to me while in the hospital...I got addicted to the show Jersey Shore! I know it sounds pathetic!

I'll check out Jackie's page. Ronika also did a nice update on hers.

All the best!

Yoni



Written by bigmoneyweb
3741 days ago

Hi Yoni,

a lot of people are hiding under or rather siting on a terrible problem that's killing them and eating them slowly,not realizing that a problem shared is half solved. I admire your courage and you did not allow your problems to be your priority, rather you worked on it and that's what I call a true spirit.

Valentine



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Valentine,

Thank you for your kind words! I continue to try and find solutions and ways of getting work done when I can, and when I can't...I don't sweat it!

Yoni



Written by amabaie
3741 days ago

"More work, more puking, more toilet." That is an interesting recipe for success. But your reason for carrying on is that same reason everyone, even with much less adversity, carries on. As you said, there are bills to pay; if you take the "more work" out of the equation, somebody will come along and take out the "more toilet". And then what would be left?



Written by 9devon9
3741 days ago

Yoni,

Tremendous job! I hope many read it and are inspired by you!

~Devon



Written by rush
3741 days ago

Yoni,

I really appreciate your honesty and admire your words of not feeling shame. In light of the circumstance of your accident I'm not sure if I could do the same. I truly admire you!



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Thanks Alan! Much appreciated!

Yoni



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Devon,

For the first 4 1/2 years, I did not tell a soul. Firstly, the people that did know, mostly people in medical clinics, thought by the reports, that I had AIDS; the receptionists mostly...they would not touch pens that I touched and would always move their chairs back when I was near. The doctors, of course, knew the truth.

Secondly, I held it all in because I didn't want to sound like a whiner.

Several months ago, I decided to break the silence, mostly because I wanted to try to inspire people who were going through a similar situation, in the context of the articles here, in a business sense. I wanted to deal with disability rights, issues of missing work, and other issues. I have gotten nothing but positive feedback which obviously makes me happy that I decided to speak out.

Thank you for reading and replying. I'm touched!

Yoni



Written by alinisrael
3741 days ago

Amen!

Alan



Written by alastair
3741 days ago

I don't know where you find the spirit to work through this.

I hope you have an easier day today. You deserve it.



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Alastair,

Thanks!

A lot of my inspiration comes from kids. The Hematology Day Treatment unit where I have my treatment is in the same wing as the Oncology treatment center. In addition to seeing adults and the elderly there, I always see a bunch of kids, losing their hair or having lost their hair, going through fright and pain. It puts into perspective for me that what I have pales in comparison. It gives me the message that if they can push on and fight, I certainly can.

Yoni



Written by BradenM
3741 days ago

Very inspiring Yonatan! I'm glad that you are feeling better and I hope that people who are in similar circumstances read this and get inspired. Keep on fighting!

Braden



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Thanks Greenpointers!



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Braden,

Thanks! My only real reason for talking about it...the hope to inspire or influence anybody out there.

Yoni



Written by gpoint
3741 days ago

Best wishes and many thanks from us as well Yoni!

H.R. at Greenpoint



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
3741 days ago

"I guess I'm no longer "normal..." "

No, you're not... But that's what makes you amazing.



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Thank You Adam! Much appreciated!

I have just sent an email to you. It is my first day at home feeling normal and working in many weeks.

The package, thoughtful and a lovely gesture, actually had a postmark from The netherlands, although it was sent internally in Israel?? WTF?!?!? i guess it took the long route from Beit Shemesh!

Yoni



Written by saraib820
3741 days ago

Proud of you my dear!



Written by gpoint
3741 days ago

You should be! He is an inspiration!



Written by yoni67
3741 days ago

Thanks! And sorry about the mess!



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