Tag Archives: Hospice

The Weird Cat Lady

Meet Harry and Sally. They are going to help me work my way through this lonely time. And now I know how one becomes the “weird cat lady”. Sally Harry

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God’s Will Be Done

Reaching for a coffee cup, yesterday came back to her in a flood of vivid recollection. The sight of it. The smell of it. The pain of it. His breathing had been so labored for several days now. He was … Continue reading

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I Know How You Feel

We are all really so much the same. We all have trials and tribulations. We all have moments of pure joy and happiness. That is what I think I had hoped to share in yesterday’s post, “Answers to My Prayers”. … Continue reading

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Answers to My Prayers

Answers to our prayers happen every day.  Look for them. A huge truck lumbered up to the front of the house. The driver jumped out and disappeared into the rear of the truck. I could hear some banging and thumping, … Continue reading

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Kicking and Screaming

For 23 years or more my husband was the chief cook. After he had to take an early retirement due to illness, I continued to work and he took up the kitchen duties. Beautiful! He has done the majority of … Continue reading

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What does God look like?

It had been eight weeks since we’ve been to church. Due to some powerful medications, my husband’s energy level has improved and the pain is well-maintained. So, on the anniversary of his 74th birthday, we made it to the 8:00am … Continue reading

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Let’s Go For A Walk

Let’s go for a walk. We need to talk. I’ve got to share something that’s really bugging me, OK? Ummmmm. The air is so warm and fresh! OK, so you’ll remember that I shared with you that my husband is … Continue reading

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Embrace the Plateau

Photo by Gail Bimber My husband is doing a little better! Hospice has put him on some very strong medications which have resulted in reduced pain, an improved appetite (rather odd craving for popsicles), and improved energy. When you are … Continue reading

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7th Inning Stretch

My husband’s illness took a grave turn on February 24. Going into renal failure was the cancer’s way of letting us know that it was winning this game, and it had just hit one out of the park. My husband … Continue reading

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Blurred Vision

Pressing my forehead to the cold hospital window, I watch the tears falling from the sky, as if God is trying to help me “let go”. If only my tears could fall that easily. I could get that lump out … Continue reading

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