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27 Sep 2016 - General
Yes I have encountered patients who are losing hope and their loved ones seem to be irritated with it. I get it. They are with them everyday and hear the same complaints, receive rage and the like so they are stressed as well. I understand their burden as well but I would remind them that the patient is scared. They are losing control of their body and their dignity which is why they are lashing out. It isn't easy for both parties but the ones who need to adjust, as hard as it is, are the lo...
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I get this, not directly, but I get this. When my papa was getting sicker and sicker he the hopelessness was getting more serious. There was one time when he suddenly felt stronger he was fighting with everyone and telling us, "You don't give a damn". But we do. He was often irate when we control his meals and make him take meds. I'm sure it's hard to lose control of your body, your life and to rely on HOPE to see things through. At times my dad would talk to us or to his d...
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