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Not the Usual Celebration

Maybe surgery isn’t the perfect Christmas celebration but having exceptional medical care and loving attention is always in season. Continue reading

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Compromise

At ninety,
when his kidneys began to fail,
he decided he was tired of the fighting,
tired of the tooth and nail,
tired of what it takes
to hold on to this world. Continue reading

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Tough Situation, Easy Decision

I’ve never been in the place of having to make that kind of choice. So far, my medical choices have been pretty simple. Continue reading

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Fair Warning

Take a God like ours, a few good doctors and nurses and a bunch of people praying. Then add a woman who survived raising the four boys that she raised. Then… well, then, just don’t be too surprised at anything. Continue reading

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A Peaceful Joining

Her age, her history of colon problems and her recent episode of sickness have made her too weak for surgery. But her condition was worsened to the point that surgery is a lesser risk than the other. Such situations force families into decisions that twist heard and heart around each other, leaving neither at ease.
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