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suffering

It’s silent but so loud to me

It’s silent but so loud to me

It’s been twenty years, but I can still see my father, the gentleman doctor as brothers, sitting beside my Aunt in NYC. She’s in a rigid metal halo & back brace, due to the fractures along her spine from metastatic breast CA. Cheeks flushed with steroids, she’s […]

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I can feel the pain of my best friend

I can feel the pain of my best friend

I have a best friend who had a girlfriend. She was [suffering]; died in cancer. She committed suicide because of fearing the near future. I can feel the pain of my best friend. That girl had to face emotional pain. I can feel that emotional pain. This […]

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My heart ached

My heart ached

I remember when I lost a patient who had ALS. I saw her in her home… Then I saw her in the hospice. I secretly cried for her suffering. My heart ached. It made me strive to be better, softer, stronger than ever before. I cannot forget […]

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Thank you Mom

Thank you Mom

Thank you Mom for the 20 amazing years of love, patience and nurturing you so selflessly gave me…never asking for any of it in return. I am sorry I did not show my gratitude more often, and that I did not recognize how much you suffered… but […]

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