It's interesting to me that my pathology has not changed noticeably but, rather, the "officialness" is what's changed, the label "hospice patient" effects not only my attitude about myself but the very system (hospice) that I'm now a member of. It's like I've been notarized "hospice patient" and am now a different person from what I was just a few short weeks ago. I'm treated differently by the entire medical community, the social community, all due to a label. Well, I find it all interesting along with the effects of the medications.
This morning I had some bank business to take care of so I called my bank and asked if I could take care of it on the phone, the person said "No, you will have to come in the bank personally to do that" I responded that I was a hospice patient and it was difficult for me to get to the bank, someone else came on the phone and said " being a hospice patient must make it difficult, we can handle this matter easily on the phone."