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Pain

I have never before sat with a person crying from pain for hour upon hour. My sister needed pain meds but was unwilling to get relief – until now. She was afraid of drugs and the side-effects too. In all … Continue reading

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Caregivers

The autumn colors have me fired up and I’m making changes in the garden. I’m pulling out and giving away, putting in steps once I figure out what I want, and planting a few new things. I love the ever … Continue reading

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Rain in the night

Here I am, doing something I should not do, writing my blog at the last minute. It usually makes more sense when I have edited it a few times. Not today. The emotions of dealing with my mother and sister, … Continue reading

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Where’s the line?

My mother looked at my sister and asked, “Who are you?” That had to cut her to the heart. My sister and I had earlier had a nasty fight over my mother’s care. It’s hard for her to accept my … Continue reading

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Ancients & Respect

I have made a trip over the hill to assist my sister in making some of those difficult end-of-life decisions for my mother. The weather and traffic were good, so I can’t complain about the driving. Our decision is not … Continue reading

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Care

Choices. Always choices. Which battle is worth fighting? What matters in the long run? All good questions I have been asking myself these past couple of days. Most of my delima centers around my mother’s care. Respect, happiness, quality, cleanliness, … Continue reading

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The Line

Where is the line? That one that we as humans can’t see. We don’t know if we’re coming up on it, or, oops, it’s already behind us. We don’t know where to draw the line. We don’t know when we’ve … Continue reading

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