Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 04:32 pm
This morning my therapist suggested I register with Hospice; that's something that will open both eyes. I'm not at all sure just what it it means other than a nurse will visit from time to time as well as a hospice counselor and a Dr.. No time frame given; maybe tonight maybe next year. I need to think about this as well as think about what I need to to
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Izzie
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 04:47 pm
@dyslexia,
you do what you need to do...

think on it for a little bit Dys, in your time

the people who do these "jobs" (doesn't that just sound awful) - well, it's not a job - they are incredibly empathetic, understanding and caring folk who meet the unseen and unheard needs of people who have to think about things that others don't like to think about - and can help put some peace into the decisions being made, for all parties who are facing and dealing with 'stuff'

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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 05:00 pm
Of course Lady Diane remains near an dear to my heart. She has tolerated me through thick and thin and always been there.I love her dear.
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 05:02 pm
We're with you both.
Izzie
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 05:07 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

We're with you both.


Fer sure...
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 05:24 pm
@dyslexia,
My father was told the same thing five years ago. He's still here and still living (partly) on his own. I won't go into all his problems, but some people are just too grumpy to die, plus he always loved to prove people wrong. This is the only moment that really counts anyway.

PS - this is the time to trash all your porn, just in case.
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mags314772
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 05:52 pm
@dyslexia,
I don't often post, Dys, but I've been reading your posts for several years. My impression is that you usually cut to the chase, and don't varnish the truth. The mention of Hospice is an eye-opener. I know you will give it the thought it deserves and make good decisions. I will be thinking of you and Diane.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 06:15 pm
@mags314772,
At the moment I don't know what I think or feel, mostly tired and worried about Lady Diane, but, who knows she just went to the market and might very well be run over in the parking lot. I could keep the porn in the bottom of the closet.
Diane
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 07:54 pm
@dyslexia,
My love, I've always known the porn was in the closet.

As for Hospice, I've never heard anything but good about it. I've also heard that if the patient isn't registered with Hospice and 911 is called, if the patient is dead, they have to do an autopsy at the hospital. That seems a final indignity.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 08:00 pm
My brother resisted hospice for a time. He did not want strangers in the house. But they were so helpful and good that he was happy for relenting.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 08:16 pm
@Diane,
Quote:
My love, I've always known the porn was in the closet.

Well of course you know.
Ditching it is for people like me who get the job of cleaning up the dearly departed's computer while the other relatives ask what files are you furiously deleting while they are trying to eat a mournful lunch. Who knew my quiet cousin Ira was turned on by frilly pink aprons and women with big butts ? - I do.

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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 08:16 pm
@dyslexia,
told you I wasn't gonna post here.

I lied...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9jCOPCFxZs&feature=related

I feel right sorry for those poor hospice worker folks.

you be good and do what they tell yas...

(and you better find a real good spot to hide them ciggies...)
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 11:08 pm
I've arrived late and don't know who the hell anybody is. However, I'm gonna take a wild guess.

Dys, is that you?

I didn't know that there was such a thing as hospice care at home. It sounds like a good idea and far less intrusive on your life than going somewhere you don't know and don't wanna be.

I think it would be a comfort to you and a help to that female you're shacked up with.

I just started worrying (so what else is new) that you won't know who wrote this. It's moi, the goil from da Bronx.

msolga
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 11:16 pm
@Roberta,
Hi Roberta

To check who posted what, just click "reply" & you'll see who posted a particular comment.
Hope that helps.

That little person with the square purple head & lime green legs & tail is me, BTW : Olga
Smile
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2011 11:26 pm
hospice.

im very familiar. Too familiar.

But they can be very helpful.
Basically you tell them what you need done. And they do so you dont have to worry
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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 1 Apr, 2011 05:46 am
@Diane,
Diane wrote:

My love, I've always known the porn was in the closet.


ahhhhhh, lovely Lady Diane... you just made me chuckle. You both are so special. xx
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Apr, 2011 06:12 am
@dyslexia,
It'd be my way to go.

Usually means damn fine pain relief and good care according to your wishes and lots of practical ideas for comfort and such.

Have a good talk to them.

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Dys and Diane))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Some of the best and nicest folk I have ever met have worked in that area.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 1 Apr, 2011 06:26 am
Why is dys in the closet?

Dys explain "hospice" to me, when you have the time please.

Mumpad works co-ordinating home visiting care workers and meals on wheels.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 1 Apr, 2011 06:34 am
@dyslexia,
dys- Don't be put off by the word, "hospice". My mom was on hospice for TWO YEARS. Every six months she was reevaluated, and it was determined that she still qualified for he service.

They are wonderful folks. They will send in, as needed, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, home health aides, etc.

In my experience, hospice is one of the most caring organizations that I have encountered. Their philosophy is not to employ heroic measures to "save" a patient, but to make sure that the person is comfortable all through his illness.

Whereas non-hospice docs are leery of giving a lot of narcotics, for fear that the patient would become "addicted", hospice personnel will prescribe any medication that would enable the patient to be more comfortable.

Check them out. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised!
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 1 Apr, 2011 06:37 am
@dadpad,
http://www.hospicefoundation.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=47055

I think that this will answer all your questions.
 

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