As I write this we are suffering with 112 degrees heat
outside. It’s been that way for more
than a week. It’s getting really
old. I have lived out here since 1972
and I can tell you that it is getting hotter earlier in the year and staying
that way into October. So, how do we
survive during this time of year?
Activities have to be done early in the morning,
between 5-8 am. Forget anything
strenuous, like hiking or outside construction projects.
It has been about 6 weeks since the whirlwind of events,
cancer diagnosis, surgery, consultations with oncologists and radiation
oncologists, as well as physical therapists.
I am one that does not like to go to doctors! Enough!
But, what I am learning, is that I am going through the grieving
You may recall,
from years ago, the esteemed Swiss-born doctor Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross,
identified the five stages of grief in her famous book, “On Death and
Dying”. It was initially relating to the
awareness of one’s own pending death, but these concepts have broadened to
anyone suffering from a significant loss of something very important to
It can happen to you!
I haven’t written in a while, but I have been quite
distracted and occupied. I debated
whether to share my personal experience or not, but decided that if one person
was helped it was worth it.
I have been in the healthcare field for more than 45
years. I have always been the provider,
on the other side of the desk. Recently
I have found myself on the other side of the desk. It was an eyeopener, to say the least. A very humbling experience.