Eulogy To Rose

Rose died yesterday.  She was 89 years old and lived in a nursing home.  Rose was a very proper Irish lady, who always had her make up perfect and her hair (wig) just right.  She really didn’t want any visitors until her face was on in the morning.  She loved to talk and the nursing…

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Day 5 Wish: Accepting the Mind/Body Connection

Day 5: I wish medicine would accept the mind/body connection I wish that medicine would stop separating the mind and the body as if they exist in parallel universes.  I wish that medicine would acknowledge that  emotional and psychological issues   impact physical health and the healing process.  I wish medical professionals would do a…

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Hope and Healing: A Client’s Journey

This entry is about my joy in this season at witnessing the slow but steady healing of  my client Allan. I have written about  Allan and his journey to get a diagnosis and treatment for three years.  I blogged our trek to Mayo Clinic and finally getting answers.  Allan’s treatment included high dose steroids for…

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Mayo Clinic: The Visit

I have to start by saying The Mayo Clinic is the most amazing medical center I have  experienced.  The focus is  truly patient centered.  It is not just lip service like most specialty centers.  The physical lay out is enough to take your breath away.  The buildings are named after donors like Guggenheim, Hilton and…

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