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A brush ... healthy hair ... and healing. Sometimes it doesn't matter how much conditioner, olive oil, vegetable oil, wide tooth combs and DETERMINATION you use, sometimes it is not possible to untangle matted hair after weeks and months of being bedridden. I met Susan recently at a Toronto area hospital.
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David called on Thursday to request an appointment for his mother Mary who was in pallative care in his home. He wanted to get her a haircut to make her feel better. I offered Monday and he said that he'd rather not wait that long, so I came two days later on Saturday morning at 9: 00. I was nervous,...
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Times traditionally spent with family are often the hardest thing to bear after your child or loved one dies. These occasions make the sorrow of not having them with us more glaringly obvious and so painful that it can be difficult to bear. The first years were the worst for me but they have gotten better...
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My Dad my only parent. Was diagnosed on May 16, 2012 with Non Small cell lung cancer Stage 4 that metasized to his spine. Leaving him a parapalegic. My Dad has complained once or said why me. I do say his world went from color to grey. I take care of my Dad from the time i drop off my kids at 8: 30 till...
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I remember how my brother died. Early August. That last weary hour before darkness. I remember what happened two months before my mother is to remarry and we’re to get our new father. Two months before our move to the city. My brother is thirteen. I’m ten. Boys yelling, car doors slamming, speeding away...
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Mom died on January 16th, two months and one week after being diagnosed with a terminal cancer. We often talked of Joanne Lynn’s phrase “the blessing of a thoroughly dismal prognosis”. She referred to that blessing almost daily. Mom described this as being the richest period of her life. She determined...
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