Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Today my sister called me. She and her husband have made the decision to call in hospice.

As brother-in-law said, he is ready to move on to the next stage of his life.

Six weeks ago, he had shoulder pain. Four weeks ago, he had a mass. Now he is dying.

This is a lot to absorb in such a short period of time. After all, my mother has been dying for three years now, with no sign of actually doing so.

With my mother, we keep saying, this could be her last birthday with us, her last Christmas, the last family reunion. With my brother in law, we were cheated: we already celebrated the last birthday, last Christmas together, the last family reunion.

So many people who got cheated.

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