Monthly Archives: September 2013


I recently discovered that an acquaintance “has to have a Whipple procedure”.  And I can’t help but think to myself, who says she “has to”? With an average life expectancy of well under a year, I have come to believe … Continue reading

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A Hospice patient’s Bill of Rights

A Hospice patient’s Bill of Rights I have the right to die the way I  choose to. I have the right to all the information about my disease/condition that is collected by my medical team. I have the right to … Continue reading

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Laughter IS the best medicine

Sometimes humor creeps in when the situation least appears funny.  I suggested to Jean that the rest of the family suffered along with her, and she told me to go away, get the hell out, and said a number of … Continue reading

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