Category Archives: cancer

SAY NOTHING

I was reminded again recently, when you don’t know what to say; say nothing. Let quiet speak. We sat at a table and listened as a patient tearfully explained how hard things were for her, how her husband wasn’t listening, … Continue reading

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IT COULD BE THE LAST THING YOU EVER SAY

I have been touched many times by someone’s last words.  And sometimes, I am deeply saddened.  At my final visit with my doctor-patient, his only tenuous words to me were the question, “What is my PT/INR?”,  as he lay in … Continue reading

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HUSH

You are most powerful when you are most silent.” — Alison McGhee, author Brian was now mostly quiet. He’d been a man in charge, working and amassing a fortune in the corporate world until his terminal cancer marched forward without … Continue reading

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