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On Our Deathbed

When you are 93
breathing in a ventilator beside me
I will still say to you
what I said at 33:
“You took too damn long.” 103 more words

What Dying People Fear Most

I was visiting with a man recently who only had a few days to live. I asked him if he was ready to go. He replied, … 1,211 more words

My Journey

Limbo Between Life Worth Living and Death

The following is a excerpt from a paper written by Daniela Lamas, an ICU Fellow, surrounding the topic of chronic critical illness. Though every patient’s timeline is different, Mr. 1,736 more words


A Fundamental Life

I spent most of yesterday at a funeral in Philadelphia.

It was an Italian funeral which started with 3 hours in church, the viewing, the mass, Communion, the recessional. 398 more words

Life & Death

End of life rituals: A final gift of love

Waiting for someone to die is like waiting for a new baby to be born. And I’m waiting. . . waiting for my mom to pass. 1,039 more words


Crossing Bridges

This past week my cousins have formed a bridge for my beloved Aunt Ruth to cross when she is ready, which will be very soon. But my elders are a stubborn lot and don’t give up this life without a fight as long as there is fight in them. 761 more words

Caring For A Parent


People usually come out of the loss of a beloved pet with 1 of 3 basic thoughts:

  1. I never want to feel that pain again!
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