I’m back

I’ve been missing for the past many months. My Mom fell last spring, breaking her femur and nearly dying after lying on the floor for three days until her hospice nurse came to check in and found her. She had a hospice nurse because she was dying of breast cancer. It was a scary, weird time for our family. She passed away in early June.

If you have ever been close to someone dying of cancer you know how horrible it is. Hospice is definitely a help, but we need more. Terminal patients need to be relived of the suffering at their choice and at their time. Please think about how you would like your last weeks, days, hours to be. How would you like final hours of your loved ones to be?

5 comments

  1. I just wanted to offer my condolences on the passing of your mom. I just recently lost my mother as well. And sadly, it was started by a pathological fracture of her hip…from there she slowly went down hill. It’s a difficult thing to lose your mother. She taught me how to use her sewing machine. 🙂 and it’s stuck with me all these years, because I love creating. And I loved the design of the jacket B 5891. Still, in retrospect, losing your Mom takes a way a piece of me that I identify with…and still carry in my heart. Many heartfelt hugs, Juliana

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, and I wish you strength as you grieve. I came across your blog via your entry in the PR contest (what a cute skirt!) and am thrilled to see that you are posting again. I love your work.

    • Hola soy Maru la tía de Luisito. Vivo en Estados Unidos así que me encanta que tengan este blog, esta buenísimo ver lo que hacen, como juegan y van creciendo!Me dijo la mamá de Luisito que le leen a los chicos los comentarios, así que aprovecho para mandarles un besote gigante a todos y uno especial a mi boriaƒÂ³n!GmÃcbas!

  3. Hi there,
    I love your creative style which led me to your blog, which led me here. The entry about your mom stopped me in my tracks, and I had to respond. My mother died of lung cancer and she also had hospice the last few months. Because she wasn’t in good health to begin with, she died, mercifully, fairly quickly. But you are so right to bring up the issue of how we want to spend our last months, days and hours, if we have that choice. We are just beginning, as a community, to really address those issues.
    I thought you might be interested in Atul Gawande’s recent book “On Being Mortal” and the 20/20 TV special on the same topic. I think the special is on this week, but you’ll have to check that!
    Anyway, keep creating and thinking and doing! We need people like us on the planet!!
    Sincerely, Mary Taylor – Taylormade1@comcast.net

    • … stop the worst pain imaginable by shoving pure hottness up your nose, which would cause excruciating pain and irritation, and lead to a myriad of other negative coseequsncen? Somebody remove this dumb-fucks medical license.

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