How to Use Your Remaining Time

How to Use Your Remaining Time 8.1 My Story “How long …” I asked the question doctors dread to hear. How long will my wife live?  I had spoken those words to the physician when my mother had her kidney transplant. I also said those two words when I took my ninety-years old father to… Continue reading How to Use Your Remaining Time

The Therapeutic Value of Romantic Comedies

The Therapeutic Value of Romantic Comedies 7.1 My Story There is nothing funny about a spouse having a chronic or terminal illness. There indeed isn’t anything comical about caring for them and all the nuisances involved with the daily routine. Over the years, I had heard time and time again that opposites attract. My experience… Continue reading The Therapeutic Value of Romantic Comedies

Any Delay Could Be Life Threatening

Any Delay Could Be Life Threatening 6.1 My Story “I need your decision on starting radiation treatment. What have decided?” asked the surgical oncologist. “Not today. I can’t make a decision today,” said my wife with angst in her voice. It was apparent she was overwhelmed with everything. “Any delay could be life-threatening at the… Continue reading Any Delay Could Be Life Threatening

Hearing God’s Voice

Hearing God’s Voice Part of learning to care for a person with a chronic or terminal illness is listening until we hear God’s voice. When we face a constant disease too often, we rush in and try to accomplish everything in our own power. We manage this. We plan that. We listen to this aunt… Continue reading Hearing God’s Voice