Carpe Diem: Enjoying Every Day with a Terminal Illness by Ed Madden

By Ed Madden

A heartwarming e-book approximately residing with a terminal affliction and making each day stress-free.

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The end, in my case, may last for several years. Long time or short, this period imposes new duties and offers different challenges. Prime among the duties is the preparation of my closest friends for my death. There is obviously nothing I can do to spare them the grief they will feel at my passing. But I can leave them with the best of memories. I can fill these days with happiness and joy and share with them the peace I feel in my new role. All the better if my death is still Page 16 many years away.

Also, the final chapter of Love, Medicine & Miracles is titled Love and Death. " He urges people to take charge of their own cases, finding doctors who will assist them, not the other way around. He is very critical of dictatorial doctors and doctors who do not listen to what their patients are telling them. Medical schools, he said, do not train doctors to listen. He recalled that Karl Jung made an important diagnosis by listening to a patient's story of a dream she had. Being a medical doctor himself, Bernie is obviously not antidoctor, but he insists that in addition to technical competence, a doctor must care for the patient as a person and leave room for the patient to make choices.

For many, a serious side effect of chemotherapy is the loss of hair. All these therapies and their side effects are prices we pay for cures, for improved health, to maintain the status quo, or, at the very least, to slow our decline. We should be communicating openly with our doctors to decide whether the price is worth the benefit. Page 19 Today's Recipe: Carpe Diem I ended the first column in this series with the words Carpe diem. Many readers wrote to ask what it means. Forgive me. I thought the expression, although Latin, was better known.

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