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My dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer last year and had a Colostomy on May 30, 2015. Even if I worked in another country, I traveled back home 4 times last year and stayed home for about 3 weeks to a month each time because I knew that soon he will leave us, every minute with him was a gift.
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My wife of 38 years passed away in November. She was 60 for only 10 days. Her illness started quite a while back as breast cancer stage 4. It was hard to detect because the location was up under the breast in the chest wall extending between the ribs. A mastectomy did not achieve clear margins so extensive...
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“Tuco! Wait.” The dogs must be leashed before they spill from the back of the truck. Feels like clipping onto a flood. “Stay. Peanut, sit! Girls! Quiet! ” Her tough, deep voice keeps my sister’s two pit-bulls at bay. I tell myself the decibels are temporary. This is not a time she can show vulnerability.
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Vancouver is watery. It has nine indoor and five outdoor pools. The old neighbourhood ones are quiet. They might be called claustrophobic, stinky or small. East Van’s Britannia Pool is tucked back. On timeworn Napier Street, the humble, unremarkable aquatic building belongs. When looking for a lunch-time-laps...
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Le Portail canadien en soins palliatifs a sollicité le docteur Balfour Mount, pionnier des soins palliatifs au Canada, peu après son départ à la retraite, en 2007, pour un projet de vidéo consacré à ses perspectives sur la vie et la mort. Nous lui savons gré de nous avoir accueillis chez lui et de nous...
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par Judy Wark Il y a quelques années, j’ai fui la maison avec mes enfants. À l’approche du premier Noël suivant le décès de mon mari des suites du cancer, une tristesse insupportable envahissait chacun de mes enfants. Quand on a perdu un être cher, les fêtes de fin d’année nous rappellent toujours l’absence...
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