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Daily Prompt: Helpless

Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that –- and what did you do about it? The time I last felt total helplessness was February 14, 2006 (yeah, … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 10 (the final part)

There is a time for everything,   and a season for every activity under the heavens:  a time to be born and a time to die,   a time to plant and a time to uproot,   a time to kill and a … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 9

When we started receiving care with Alive Hospice for both my mother and father, we were given a white notebook which was a hospice guide for both the patient and the caregivers.  This notebook contained important phone numbers, and an overview … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 7

When my mother was transferred from the St. Thomas Hospice unit to the nursing home, she was very disoriented and confused and the move caused her a lot of distress.  So the nursing home told us they were going to medicate her … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 6

The two weeks my mother was in the St. Thomas hospice unit, it seemed her cognitive abilities declined even more.  She was now bedridden.  Mistakenly, she had been given an oral drug for diabetes (a drug she had taken previously but … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Journey Through Cancer- Part 4

In September 2006, mother’s condition seemed to start deteriorating rapidly.  Her pain was severe at times.  The ribs she broke during her fall just happened to be on her right side, which was the side she was experiencing pain from her bile duct/liver … Continue reading

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