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Just be my friend

Just be my friend

When my Kokum was beginning her journey from the hospital, she told her doctor, “No more medicine, just be my friend, you’re my friend.” Her longtime friend teared up, sat down beside her and held her hand.

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Raw emotions they shared

Raw emotions they shared

I want to thank all of my patients who have come into my life. The raw emotions they shared. The lessons they taught me about life. Bottom line, our relationships are the most important. The most precious thing we have are our relationships. At times the sadness […]

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Make a difference

Make a difference

“Nature, time and patience, are the three greatest physicians.” The green pharmacy. If we take the time for ourselves and work more on who we are as healthcare professionals…or caregivers… then no matter what we do, we will be able to make a difference…even if only for […]

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I still feel a twinge

I still feel a twinge

When my first born son died from preterm labor at 20 weeks, the comfort from family & friends, the surprise at the many friends who share their stories and the blatant insensitivity of some. I still feel a twinge when I tell people I have two girls […]

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The very next day everything went horribly wrong

The very next day everything went horribly wrong

Nicolas… how healthy you seemed when you were born… I remember feeding you and holding you. I remember how your big brother was so proud. I remember how the very next day everything went horribly wrong. I remember the doctors telling us they “did everything they could,” […]

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