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Sometimes the Dying Let You Know

Sometimes the dying let you know that they are ready – at least this has been true in my life and I am grateful. My job has been to pay attention, be open to what they need, and do what I can to help no matter how hard it was on me. 619 more words


I wanted to bring to your attention three valuable resources related to prostate cancer. The first is a set of results from a survey of men with advanced prostate cancer that involved Bayer Healthcare. 65 more words


Links offering Advice Support and Information on Terminal Illness

FactSheet: L/161.


Responsible Dying I

I will write on this topic many times; this is my first, halting attempt to address a subject that truly frightens me: the long, likely uncontrolled period before my death, in which I cost, exhaust those I love, and lose all power. 1,010 more words

Death Assessment


Hospice is a strange place. All the insecurities of life are abandoned, and what’s left are meals of only ice cream, because the fear of gaining weight is gone. 572 more words


"Life is a Terminal Illness"

In reading a recent issue of Backpacker, I became aware of a piece written in the magazine’s March 2015. In the May issue I was holding, there were comments from other readers stating that this piece was the best thing they had read in Backpacker since 1974. 63 more words


By a Single Thread

 I’m holding on for all my life

Struggling with all my might

Fighting against tears every night

I honestly feel as if I’ve been in a fight… 167 more words