Introduction: Who This Book Is For
The book on hospice is for no one.
[See my note at end, please]
No one wants to die.
No one wants a loved one to die.
No one wants to grieve a death.
No one wants to talk about hospice.
Are you no one? If you’re reading this, I’ll assume you’ve taken a reluctant step toward admitting that it’s time to consider dying, death, or grief.
You didn’t plan to get cancer, but once you learned about the diagnosis, you planned to battle and beat it. Now your oncologist has suggested hospice, to shift from curing the disease to creating quality of life in the final season of life. No one plans for that suggestion.
Since your spouse never smoked, and usually made the right choices about eating and exercise, it’s unfair that she has had to deal with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Nonetheless, for years she successfully managed her illness with medication. Until now. And now both of you are waiting for the person from hospice to arrive to explain the benefits. Read More →by