Like Stephen Wealthall, I am also a cancer sufferer and working hard at making this last stage of life as positive as possible an experience for myself and others. I echo Stephen’s call for talking openly and honestly about death.
I wonder though whether fear of death and fear of talking about it are more common emotions than raging against it.
Stephen points out that people tend to ignore the approach of death. Perhaps it is out of fear that we shut the fact out of our minds.
The associated fear of talking about it is a real danger because no one can know what we are going through without us talking, nor can silence show how appropriate support be given.
I have appreciated the Auckland Hospital Oncology Department and the Auckland Cancer Society for the opportunities they give…
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