Voices of Compassion
Sharing stories is one of the best ways to inspire, inform, teach, heal, honor, even incite change. There is power in these truths and sometimes comfort in telling them.
Hindsight is always 20/20. But I still feel utterly duped by the medical establishment for what happened to my father, Ted Hamann.
At age 73, he went into his local hospital for a routine surgical procedure. He came out of it doing as well as expected, but six hours later he was in an ambulance on a 75-mile mad dash to Boston due to a stroke.
Doctors there gave us nothing but optimistic predictions about how Dad would respond to surgery. And we felt hopeful afterwards, when he was discharged to rehab to learn to walk, talk and swallow again …more
Read in others’ words how the end-of-life issues we all face have impacted them.
Tell us about a loved one’s illness, how you learned about peaceful dying or what it was like to make your own end-of-life plans.