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I am wondering was posted 10/01/2007 07:54 am by Barbara
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I am just wondering if it was really the Hospice nurse that came in-could it have been a social worker or a counselor? They have so many different people offering different services. If not, I don't think this is typical for Hospice. My friends' and relatives' experiences with Hospice were always wonderful. Maybe this was one that is burnt out and you need to request a different nurse. Then again, she may have been just trying to be helpful knowing the situation but didn't come off that way. We have recently had two different experiences with friends that have recently passed away-one from pc and one from breast cancer-both in their 50s. The one with pc accepted the fact that she wasn't going to make it and had hospice almost from the get go but the other one couldn't accept the fact that she was going to die. They both had totally different perspectives. It was much easier (but by no means easy) with the one who accepted it and prepared for it than it was with the friend who never did accept it. We really couldn't say goodbye beforehand. The grieving is much harder. I'm not trying to tell you how to handle things because there is always hope that if your father gets stronger he can go off Hospice for treatment and that is a wonderful hope. I am just trying to provide perspective. I hope this helps in some small way. And I hope your experience with Hospice will be better this week. You said that you are having a hard time thinking that this may be the beginning of the end-so maybe it was just too hard for you to hear it from someone else. It is so difficult and I wish you strength, courage and peace.

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