I first want to thank all of you who have supported me over the miles … with beautiful gifts, heartfelt messages, and handmade treasures.
The past several months have been extremely challenging as I have turned my life over to hospice care, having chosen to no longer receive conventional therapy. It’s been a physical AND emotional challenge. A recent hospitalization has helped get the pain under control (although it’s not completely gone), and also brought with it the timeframe I am to expect (miracles excluded). There is one more symptom which we have Not been able to get control of since Christmas, which keeps me homebound and suffering.
The upcoming weeks are spent trying to find support from friends and family that will help me stay at home before I check into a hospice facility. At the same time, if I find a facility that has a bed open, I may take it. So I am cleaning out my home for the Last time (with the help of a generous, compassionate and organized friend), getting rid of things that I will never use again, and making gifts of special items.
So I guess I can say my goals are to reduce my home to Sale quality, find a good hospice facility to take me when it’s my time, and to work on my poetry book. I have neither the time nor the health to meet the other goals (although I will afford it one more look through).
Please excuse me for not returning hand-written thank you notes for all the special gifts of your heart. You have become a part of my journey that I will carry to the end and to eternity with gratitude.
Blessings and health,