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Where The Popsicles Are-151

Goddamn it! There was always supposed to be another day.  I slept on the couch next to her bed last night, and woke early. Joanie seemed to have had  a restful night, if you consider being under the infuence of … Continue reading

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“In a dark time, the eye begins to see”–Robert Cavett Tuesday, April 8, 2008. I called Peggy Puetz in the morning and she came over to sit with Joanie for a bit while I took a break to meet Wayne … Continue reading

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Hospice. I met Dorinda in the driveway when she arrived on Monday, the 7th of April, and she told me she thought she had a way to finesse the move from Home Health to Hospice. I knew it had to … Continue reading

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“To the sick while there is life there is hope.”–Cicero The intensity of the days since Joanie came home from her office on February 29th increased slowly, but inexorably nevertheless. Every time a new problem arose, I could feel the … Continue reading

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Bad news at the wrong time from the wrong person. The waiting game begins again. It was different this time. The last time she was in for surgery, five years ago, we knew what we were dealing with, and so … Continue reading

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