Tag Archives: death

The Un-Labor Day


Not yet dawn, it is cool in my apartment—74 degrees.  Only 59 degrees outside but it runs fifteen to twenty degrees warmer inside.  I am glad to turn off the air conditioning and open the window.  Silence falls in as … Continue reading

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Aides to the Bible


Do you want the good news or the bad news first?  Let’s start with the bad news, get it over with, and move on. Tuesday the home health care agency sent Sonya, supposed to be here from 8:00 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Me and the Camel


I have been thinking about dying and it’s really confusing to me.  The first thing that happened when I told people I’d been referred to Hospice was that the conversation would come to a dead halt, and I don’t understand … Continue reading

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The Only Option


This is the iced tea I’ve been drinking all my life and Hospice plans to take it away from me.  What Hospice will do is discontinue Amelia, who knows how I like my iced tea, and replace her with their … Continue reading

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It’s About the Iced Tea


I do hope, dear reader, that you understand that I’m not writing these blogs to draw attention to myself.  The goal is to inform you about end-of-life issues:  how do you decide when your life is over?  What do you … Continue reading

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Buying the Farm


I was dreaming that I was back on the farm but it wasn’t farming anymore, it was more an assisted living or skilled nursing home, and my parents—who are deceased—were coming to visit.  Everything was so clean and fresh, and … Continue reading

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The Hospice Referral


So Dr. Tucker and I talk of kidney failure, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, and depression, then he says, “But your blog . . .”  Ah, yes.  My blogs.  I explain to him that writing my blogs is the only thing I … Continue reading

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