A few weeks ago I heard a presentation about social media and how those of us who work in palliative care should use it as a tool to reach the public. Everyday I have conversations with individuals and families about end of life care. BUT I have never had a discussion with over 800 people about it before! I want to thank each and every one of you who added to the richness of the conversation by sharing your perspectives and asking good questions.
I intend to continue to share my personal perspectives as my family moves through these hard times. Not as medical advice, but simply to acknowledge that it is part of life.
Somehow sharing the sadness helps. I found that out when my sisters and brothers arrived on the scene to prop me up. Taking a few moments to enjoy the sunset yesterday was pretty restorative too. I ate a home-made soft biscotti cookie with pink icing and sprinkles while I watched... and that my friends, is good stuff.