December 12, 2012
DENIAL IS THE ENEMY
You’ve gotten the phone call no one wants to receive: A close family member has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, or one battling a terminal condition has begun to fail. And so begins a medical saga that could last weeks, months, or years, during which you will face some of the most difficult choices you’ll ever make.
People do not like to talk about death — to prepare for its inevitability when they’re healthy or to acknowledge its proximity when a family member is terminally ill.
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