Tag Archives: Dilaudid

Where The Popsicles Are-148

“Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become.”–Robert Fanney Friday, April 4, 2008. Dorinda couldn’t get a blood pressure reading out of … Continue reading

Posted in Joanie's Journey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where The Popsicles Are-147

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”–Friedrich Nietzche As of Thursday, April 3rd, it was 34 days since Joanie had come home from her office on February 29th. It was now 34 days since she … Continue reading

Posted in Joanie's Journey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where The Popsicles Are-146

Nobody ever says the word.  Tuesday night was quiet. I never heard from Joanie until about three that morning, when she called for me. All she wanted was another hit of Dilaudid for the pain. I also gave her another … Continue reading

Posted in Joanie's Journey | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where The Popsicles Are-145

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. – Joseph Campbell April 1st was a Tuesday. Peggy Puetz came over in the morning so I could go for coffee, and a small dose … Continue reading

Posted in Joanie's Journey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where The Popsicles Are-144

“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”  ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross There was a light at 1205 … Continue reading

Posted in Joanie's Journey | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment