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TEN THINGS \ Part Three

TEN THINGS PART-THREE TEN As a young man, he called to tell you he was sick with the flu. You were concerned and asked him if he had any food in the house.  “No, I haven’t been eating much,” he … Continue reading

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Driving

Driving   I’ve taken six five-hour road trips during the last couple of months. My job is to be the passenger, to entertain and provide stimulating and fun activities for the duration of the trip. I select appropriate music on … Continue reading

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Looking Back \ Part Three

The beginning of the end Three weeks before my husband was admitted to inpatient hospice, he experienced an increase in bone pain. His daily medications were no longer easing his discomfort. I remember the initial comment from his hospice nurse, … Continue reading

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Let the Sighs Begin

Let the Sighs Begin   You might feel a gradual welling up of pleasure, or boredom, or misery. Whatever the emotion, it’s more abundant than you ever dreamed. You can no more contain it than your hands can cup a … Continue reading

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A Study in Morbidity

A Study in Morbidity   The Last Photo My husband died November of 2010, at 2:04 p.m.—one week before Thanksgiving. I know the time because when he took his last breath, for some reason, I glanced up at the clock. … Continue reading

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Back-Sliding

January 1,2010 It’s the first day of the New Year. Just yesterday, I thought I was doing well, adjusting to the loss of losing my husband. I answered a questionnaire sent to me in the mail from Hospice of the Valley.  … Continue reading

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Cameleon

  A NEW YEAR  December 19, 2010 Tonight is the Macayo holiday party—a catered affair on Camelback Mountain which Michael and I have attended for the past twelve years. I plan to shop at Nordstrom’s for a special dress for the … Continue reading

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