What to Wear to Palliative Care
Photo by Nelson
Long red sweater-TJ Maxx, black/red silk scarf-flea market, patent leather ankle boots and patent leather belt-yard sales, suede/patent leather cap-Nordstrom’s Rack, suede gloves-estate sale.
Nelson and The Style Crone had a second appointment with Palliative Care this afternoon. It’s a relief to talk without restraint about end of life issues. One of the most significant concepts brought forth by the physician is that within our culture we talk openly about birth, but death is not approached in the same manner even though it too is a phase of life. She reassured us that ‘just because we talk about death, that won’t make it happen.’ Having worked in health care, it’s not that this is a new idea for me, but because I’m experiencing these issues with Nelson it’s personal. Fear and anxiety stop in for a visit, accompanied with troubling and unfamiliar thoughts. I calm myself with the knowledge that though Nelson has decided to halt medical interventions, he continues to be engaged in what he loves to do. So bring on the shared moments, the new experiences, the fresh flowers, and the sadness too. We have a lot of life to live!