Category Archives: Health

Day 6 with Dad at Hospice


Day 6 with Dad (Monday, April 22, 2013) Continuing to witness Dad’s health’s decline, the watching and waiting, the hyper vigilance is exhausting, but time is a gift, even now.  My brain is beginning its own slow decline.  I’m meshing … Continue reading

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Day 5 with Dad (Sunday, April 21, 2013)


Day 5 with Dad (Sunday, April 21, 2013) Dad is declining, slowly.  Sometimes his hands and feet are warm, and sometimes they’re cold as ice.  I know this is a natural process and I appreciate the comfort, confidence and calmness … Continue reading

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Day 3 (continued) and Day 4 with Dad


[Please note the actual events happened on the days and dates in parenthesis.  I really had great intentions of communicating this to you, dear readers, but like many thoughts lately, it’s there and then, poof, it’s gone!  I’m sorry for … Continue reading

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Day 3 with Dad


Day 3 with Dad (Friday, April 19, 2013) I wish I had happier news that Dad had turned the corner and things looked up, but that was not to be. Reluctant Heart had promised to meet with Richard, Dad, and … Continue reading

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Ready to Write


A lot has happened since I last wrote. Dad had been in and out of the hospital well over one month after he celebrated his 90th birthday.  My brother (Reluctant Heart) called with updates; I took frantic notes just as … Continue reading

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This Beautiful Community


I had heard of this community’s generosity last year at a doctor’s appointment.  The nurse and I were talking and she said this community raised a hefty sum of money for a woman who needed a specialized wheelchair.  No one … Continue reading

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A Little Black and Blue Heart


I’ve not written for a while because I’ve been a little under the weather since December, and Richard can attest, I’ve not had a lot of words often to even speak.  Just what I needed to feel just a little … Continue reading

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