Creating space to pause, reflect and share experiences with dying and death

Grief

Grief

Nothing could prepare me …

I have worked in health care over 20 years. At the beginning of my career I actually worked in palliative care and had the honour of getting to know both my patients and families in such an intimate time of their lives. I have lost family members

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I take one day at a time now

I take one day at a time now
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This has been one of the hardest years

This has been one of the hardest years
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It is a struggle to get up

It is a struggle to get up

 

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You deserved so much better

You deserved so much better

I miss you Greg – my brother. You deserved so much better. I do what I do now because of you.

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I wish I could hug you

I wish I could hug you

Papa Ken, I just want to wish you a happy birthday. I miss you so much and Nanny misses you too. I wish I could hug you one more time.

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Love you always

Love you always

Mom, I miss you and <3 you always. You, without knowing, steered me into this path. Your final months live with me as I care for patients and families. Love you & miss you ALWAYS XXX

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Sometimes it’s unfair

Sometimes it’s unfair

Sometimes it’s unfair – for those of us who work in palliative care – that we don’t have the opportunity to grieve the loss of our loved ones as others do. As we go through our daily work, supporting others through their death, dying, loss, grief journey,

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Death sucks

Death sucks

My aunt died last year and it was my first true loss/death. I have worked in hospice for 11 years but it was the first time I felt what it meant to lose someone you love. I wish I was with her and my family at the

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We had so much yet to do

We had so much yet to do

…is of my best friend and colleague who died too soon. We had so much yet to do. I was honoured and grateful that I visited with my friend 3 weeks prior to her death. Everything seemed like it was going to be OK until she asked

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