Category Archives: Illness

Dealing with people who are sick

Thanks and Blessings

As my life comes to an end, I want to thank readers of this blog (and our Caring Bridge site for reading all that I have written while I deal with ALS. I’m sure some of what I wrote was … Continue reading

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Previews in Health Redux

If you like this blog, pass it on to your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. Regular readers of this blog will have read my post a while ago called “Whatever Happened to Preview of Coming Attractions in Health.”  I … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Previews of Coming Attractions in Health?

If you like this blog, send it to your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going! Anybody who knows about ALS knows where those of us with the disease end up. But there are steps along the way that can be … Continue reading

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Choices: How I Live with ALS

If you like this post, pass it on to your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. At every turn in our lives, we’re faced with choices. When I was diagnosed with ALS in November, 2010, little did I know about … Continue reading

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Can We Watch Our Language, Please?

If you like this blog, pass it on. Let’s keep the conversation going! I have spent a lot of my adult life trying to change the conversation around health issues. The first step in that process is to look at … Continue reading

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Nothing Should Have to Be This Hard

I’m in touch with a lot of people about health issues. I continue to be amazed by the range of needs that people have, and how hard it is to meet them. But some of the issues that come to … Continue reading

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Mi’She’Berach: Thoughts on Illness and Blessing

This is a long essay prompted by my thoughts about the Jewish New Year, the Jewish Day of Atonement, and the prayer that Jews say for healing. Grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and settle in. As always, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Dying and Living

If you like this blog, send it to 3 (or more) of your friends and encourage them to sign up. Let’s keep the conversation going! Last week, I had an email from a friend wondering what I would say about … Continue reading

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Having a Voice, Communicating, and Somewhere In Between

If you like this blog, send it to 3 (or more) of your friends and encourage them to sign up. Let’s keep the conversation going! I need to start this post with a disclaimer that may surprise you: I am … Continue reading

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The Obligation of Privilege

If you like this blog, send it to 3 (or more) of your friends and encourage them to sign up. Let’s keep the conversation going! I am a person of privilege. I am well-educated, I know how to get the … Continue reading

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