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Day one of Hospice, things were confusing, as the Medical Director from the sub acute facility said one thing and did another. Looking back, I think my husband was already beginning to die. The first night I had to call the hospice nurse since he became more restless and spiked a fever. She told me what to do then said she'd come in the morning.


Her initial assessment was 6-8 weeks, then he'd slip into a coma. That first night I slept squeezed between the bed railing and his thin body, stroking his hair, singing Amazing Grace and Swing Low Sweet Chariot until I lost my voice and fell asleep for four hours.


Day two of Hospice, while one son had to go to Philadelphia for business, the nurse re-assessed my husband and said he had already started the transition, and had possibly 24-48 hours. She changed his meds, and said to administer more of some, every two hours. My daughter took the day off from work, quietly sitting on the sofa in front of the wood stove, with firewood…

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to my side of the family:


So, on the 14th, 3 days after the "family meeting", I was visiting and had a few concerns, which I voiced politely to…

Once lampooned by Australia as "single entendre comedy", Are You Being Served? was a situation comedy about the goings-on at the fictional "Grace Brothers" department store in London.

It was ostensibly a vehicle to showcase Trevor Bannister, a young and up and coming comedian - who played the most junior member of staff, "Mr. Lucas".

At the beginning of the series it was established that for reasons of economy, the "Gentlemen's Ready to Wear" and "Ladies' Clothing" departments…