- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1493698125
- ISBN-13: 978-1493698127
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,132,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Final Years: Stories of Parent Care, Loss and Lives Changed Paperback – November 5, 2013
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...I had sat at the bedside of dying patients and their families many times. Yet that could not prepare me for my own parents' decline, or for sitting at their deathbeds. Countless times in my life I had heard people say, "My mother died" or "Oh, my father just died." Of course I knew it would happen with my own parents at some point, but I did not have a clue what it meant. It wasn't just losing my parents to death that was difficult for me, but experiencing all the little deaths and suffering that led up to their final passing.
My father had a long decline... Watching him suffer affected me so profoundly... I'm not sure what I expected, but nothing could prepare me to watch this man whom I loved so much have his life spark fade during his last five years of life...
As we drove, Tom and I stopped at a restaurant for dinner. It was here that I first realized I had to write this book, that everyone experienced the decline and loss of their parents in some fashion. Yet hearing people give voice to the feelings and experiences I was struggling with was not commonplace. Was it all contained within grief support groups and therapist's offices? Surely people do not keep these kinds of emotions bottled up inside, or do they?
...What are the questions you have that might be answered in the contents of these stories?..."The more that we're able to tell our story, the more healing..."