End of Life No. 6 – The PMP Awareness Organization says, “Appendix Cancer (Appendiceal Carcinoma), PMP – Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, and other Peritoneal Surface Malignancies are very rare and are all too often misdiagnosed, mistreated and poorly managed – (their) aim is to change that.” I wish them a lot of luck. Meanwhile, the sense of hope their web site exudes has bypassed one of the trailers in Hemet, CA. Continue reading
End of Life No. 7 – I put off adding to the ‘End of Life Issues’ series in ‘Write to the Bone’ when my father passed away – April 23, 2011. As anyone who looses a parent, I’ve had thoughts about that process. I’ll get to them all in time, but for the sake of family and friends, and to allow proper reflection, I wait.
That said, some of my readers may benefit from hearing about a common experience in intensive care units where the elderly have just undergone extensive surgery. In the words of one nurse “we get this all the time”. Continue reading
Father has gone out
to preach the gospel.
The playground is empty,
the garage is empty.
Here is a ball, a rock, a knife.