First visit to hospice

Today I visited my local hospice for the first time as a terminal oesophagus cancer with secondary liver  patient to discuss my palative care, my head has been spinning since being told no treatment is available and my life expectancy is 6-12 months on the 19 th December 2019, the time fly's and I was counting the days that have never gone so fast and the closer I get to that first number 6 the more I was confused why I am not being given a chance to fight to live.

The hospice is more than I could have hoped for, the kindness and understanding is just what I needed as a person with no family and living alone - I am no longer alone I feel I have been taken into a family I am being included in groups doing things I will enjoy and being shown how to cope with my terminal diagnosis, I will be at the hospice 2 - 3 days per week one day doing tie chee ( bet that's spelt wrong ) another's learning mind relaxing/ control and other options for groups that will help me accept the inevitable..

I will sleep better tonight knowing I am no longer alone, support and understanding is there in person or on the end of a phone, I see life ahead not worry and stress.

Chuddy

  • Dear Chuddy

    I hope you are already sleeping, knowing you have the support, understanding and kindness of your local hospice is wonderful news, I have followed your journey on here and would like to send you my love, you will never be alone my friend XX