Tag: hospice

And God Laughs

And God Laughs

I should be sleeping. It's 2:33am. I have to be up in four hours. I am in Albany as part of a campaign for New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. The campaign, 50 Reasons by Compassion & Choices, highlights 50 stories of real people and their reasons why they support the bill. Its genius. … Continue reading And God Laughs

What the Fuck Is the Reason?

What the Fuck Is the Reason?

I am so sick of hearing people say to me that I'm still here for "a reason" or I've outlived my prognosis for "a reason." If there is in fact "a reason," then please tell me, what the fuck it is. This week has been especially difficult. A close friend of mine who I see … Continue reading What the Fuck Is the Reason?

15 Days In And I Already Want A Do-Over

15 Days In And I Already Want A Do-Over

I'm not going to lie. The end of the year was rough. There was what felt like, an unprecedented number of deaths in my circles. So, when January came a knockin', well I was all too happy to close the books on 2015. But it didn't stop. The deaths and bad news just keeps coming … Continue reading 15 Days In And I Already Want A Do-Over

The Meaning of it All and Other Questions

The Meaning of it All and Other Questions

My heart is so heavy right now. Several women I know, that I have corresponded with are having such a rough time and there isn't anything I can do about it. Two are struggling with the treatments they are enduring. They are not able to walk or do simple day to day things we take … Continue reading The Meaning of it All and Other Questions