Tag Archives: hospice

Just an Ordinary Day

I originally posted this last September but it’s message is just as important each year that we pause on September 11th.  Thousands of people died here in the USA that dreadful day, and more died all around the world.  I … Continue reading

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Living while Dying – Part II

This is the second post in a two-part series about my family’s first experience with hospice.  November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month… My mom and I make plans for cocktail hour in Aunt Jean’s “new” room, inviting two of Jean’s closest … Continue reading

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Living while dying – Part I

This is the first of a two-part story that I decided to write about a personal experience involving hospice since this is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month… This time it is lung cancer that has spread to lymph nodes … Continue reading

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Just an ordinary day

The phone rings in the middle of the night.  Katie looks at the clock and it is 2:20 a.m.  “Katie, it’s Dad, I am so sorry but I think you should come home honey, the hospice nurse says Mom doesn’t … Continue reading

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