Monday, May 21, 2012

More Hospice

I recently spent well over an hour with a woman who carefully repeated and explained her last bowel movement for me, even drawing me a picture to be sure I understood the size and shape. It was not until she was certain that I was able to listen that she suddenly announced that she had asked me to come because she was afraid to die. 

Some discussions seem to take far too long, but others simply cannot be rushed.   

2 comments:

sue in mexico mo said...

She sure did test your listening with her drawing! I'm glad you passed the test. I don't know if I would have. Bless you for what you do.

Debbie V. said...

Hmm. My mom seems to focus quite a bit on this subject (bowel movements). I wonder if she feels the same way about dying - she really hasn't talked about it yet.