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Hospice-palliative care is not a bad word-

It’s that next phase, that next level, that transition to our next landing pad, not to be feared. Look up definition of “palliative”, my boss did. Why didn’t I think of that? Palliative Care-medical and related care provided to a patient with a serious, life-threatening, or terminal illness that is not intended to provide curative treatment but rather to manage symptoms, relieve pain and discomfort, improve quality of life, and meet the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient. I stress needs of the patient first and foremost. Since my journey in 2000, and my sister’s lengthy battle with terminal lung cancer. I didn’t understand, that big miracle was gonna happen to her for us, and the plans we made of growing old, taking cruises, wearing gold tennis shoes, until it didn’t. If you gain anything from this, please seek out learning for your friend or family. Don’t wait like we did. Get help on this journey, you are not alone. Locally I highly recommend my friends at AUTHORACARE Collective https://www.authoracare.org/. Reach out to me personally, I will be glad to speak with you from my experience, a way that I honor my sister, Carollyne, gone to that new place, but never far from my heart.

By LC White

A place to return to my writing, to start amid the plethora of social media outlets, of which it’s hard to be heard, harder yet to believe the perfect selfies and perfect lives. I’m a Lover of four leaf clovers, wildflowers, second chances and lucky pennies. When that time comes, I hope to have left the world a little better than I found it. Let’s create, laugh and be kind to all.

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