April 14, 2020

Some personal notes from Hopital de Die.


I’m writing to you from  my bed at the intensive care.  In the hospital with the most beautiful name  – “Hopital de Die”. And yes, you’re allowed to laugh..:-)


Fragile - Alex Verlek


All of a sudden these words, intensive care, hit me. I’m very optimistic, all will be well soon, yet isn’t it underlining how fragile we are? 


And dammed Alex, when will you learn…:“A few years ago you wrote the chapter ‘Fragile’ after you also ended up in hospital.”


Next to reconsidering if I really need to do all I’ve got on my plate, the biggest lesson is to enjoy life to the fullest: NOW!


This is why today I wanted to share chapter 5 –  “Fragile” from my “soon to be published” audiobook with you.


Listen to it here:



Once you’ve had a chance to listen to it, I’d love to hear from you.


If I would not be given a “tomorrow”, what would I do today?


Leave a comment below and let me know.


  1. Martha Parker says:

    Alex, I am so sorry to hear you have contracted the virus! I want to share that they are having great luck with high doses (like 10-12,000 mg per day) of vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid – not buffered). Apparently, when your immune system is fighting the virus you don’t have to worry about bowel saturation which would usually happen at a much lower level.

    I am sending you strong positive thoughts for your quick and complete recovery!

    1. Alex says:

      Dear Martha, thanks for your kind message🙏
      I’m not in hospital due to C19. It’s a seriously herniated disc.

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