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  1. Bullypulpit
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    ...It's been a long day. I just got home from a attending the death of a patient. Lung cancer finally did him in. Four generations were there, a lot of support from friends of the family too. I stood there blinking back tears as he passed, even though it was the first time I'd ever met him or his family. But I never get used to it...If you do, there's something wrong.

    In hospice you treat the family as well as the patient, and each time I am with a patient and their family when they pass, it reminds me of just how precious a thing life truly is. Good night all...And peace be with you.
     
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    I worked for a local Hospice organization a few years back. That sure is something you never get used to. Those that are your patients long term you certainly get very close to, the patients and the family. Needless to say, I didnt last in that job too long.
     
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    Sorry to hear this Bully! I am sure this was quite hard for you! I know I could NEVER do this, since I know I would be the biggest baby of them all - I am just too damn emotional and your right, I don't think you can EVER get used to this at all!!!!!! cheer up! have a good night!
     
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    I'm sure the family appreciated your efforts. That's a tough thing to do.
     
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    I am sure you could never get used to that and just remember he is no longer suffering and he is in a much more peaceful place.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the loss, Bully. It scares me every time I hear about lung cancer too. I'm quitting these damn cigarettes.
     
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    ...For the support...And yeah jim, quit the cigarettes.
     
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    My grandfather died of lung cancer, and my mother (his daughter) still smokes, though she's down to only two or three cigarettes a day from two or three packs.

    Peace.

    acludem
     
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    I'm sorry.
     
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    You have a rough occupation bully. dont think its not appreceated because it is. my hats off to you. sorry the seas are choppy.
     
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