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Home and family mattered most
Posted on 08/21/2012

Irving was my father in law.  At the age of 89, he developed chronic kidney failure. He opted for aggressive medical management and not to have dialysis. He lived for another year with home hospice…

A life and a death
Posted on 08/21/2012

 My younger sister has struggled with Chron’s her whole life.  She was on steroids on and off for the last 8 years of her life.  She decided to take a risk and try Remicade… because…

Hardest conversation with mother
Posted on 08/21/2012

 I am a social worker by training, but work as a community liaison/educator for a near-by hospice.  During my past 12 years working with hospice or in LTC ( long term care), I have been…

One last act of love
Posted on 08/21/2012

 May 1, 2008 my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 Lung Cancer.  The doctors were optimistic, but the treatment involved incredibly debilitating chemo and radiation, followed by surgery to remove the tumors.  Over the course…

A student of death
Posted on 08/20/2012

 My name is Richard.  I’m the founder of PARADIGM/Enhancing Life Near Death, a nonprofit organization with an outreach to terminally ill, chronically ill, elder and dying people. Although I’ve been working in this field for…