Category Archives: Emergency/Crisis Medical

Our family knows

Our family knows more than they think they know about the direction of our health.

:- Doug.

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Where’s the poetry?

Where’s the poetry in this?

:- Doug.

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You maybe want to talk

You maybe want to talk about people who have died, or deaths you have witnessed, or medical care, or vivere dum mori (live while you are dying).

:- Doug.

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always larger

There is a larger way of looking at this.

:- Doug.

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If you are very ill

If you are very ill, how important is having a good day to you? What does having a good day mean?

:- Doug.

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keep the hospital committee away

The second most important thing you can do to keep the hospital committee away is do a Power of Attorney.

:- Doug.

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Only certain evidence

Evidence-based means only a certain kind of evidence is accepted.

:- Doug.

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elective?

What of this care is elective?

:- Doug.

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Don’t burden your family

Don’t burden your family…with decisions about your health care.

:- Doug.

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trajectory of your disease

Which trajectory do you see for your disease? Up, down, a bump in the road? Draw it, please.

:- Doug.

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What does a longer life look like?

What does a longer life look like? After this?

:- Doug.

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Focus on living

Focus on living, not on limits, pain, dying, what you have lost or are losing.

:- Doug.

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“I’m going to beat this”

“I’m going to beat this”—could mean living meaningfully till then. This may no longer mean hope for your body but there can always be hope for life.

:- Doug.

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Why do we from the hospital

Why do we from the hospital
Seek home?
It is the place of life
Where we are known
And live
What does this say about
How we hospital?

:- Doug.

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There comes a now

There comes a now
For me to give up cure
And work on healing.

:- Doug.

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Will I be relevant to me?

Will I be relevant to me?
A year or two from now?
A step or two down my road?

:- Doug.

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Making the decision easier?

Is asking What would Dad want a way of making our decision easier? Yes, and that is not bad. But sometimes we need to think harder and more deeply for ourselves—and them. What is a good child to do?

:- Doug.

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