References to: death

Not Long Now...

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Not long now," the nurse says.

Can’t say I’ll be sorry when it comes.

I don’t want to die. I didn’t ask for this wretched cancer to eat away my life and wrack my body with pain.

So much pain.

So much.

They do what they can to mask the stench of death enveloping me, but it never fully works. I disgust myself. I hurt horribly.

So much pain.

So much.

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Kerry Gubb
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Beyond Death

a young man looking to the skyTime and tide wait for no man, observes an English proverb. For most, time moves too quickly. We cannot find enough time to accomplish everything we want to do. As we grow older, time seems to fly by even faster.

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Working Through Your Grief

flowers at a gravestoneA slight breeze stirred the morning air as the military honor guard removed the Stars and Stripes flag from the blue and silver casket, folded it and presented the flag to the widow. Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, she quietly accepted the flag and words of appreciation for her late husband's service to his country.

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Sheila Graham
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Daddy's Gone

Your friend has just suffered a severe loss. How can you help?

I stared at the empty chair by the coffee table. It was a comfortable chair. The oversized, red-felt cushion was worn from hours of sitting. As I gazed at the chair, I was assaulted with memories. Daddy had sat in that chair every morning, drinking coffee with Mom. I could remember playing checkers with Daddy, as he sat in that chair by the coffee table.

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Stages of Grief
  • Shock and numbnessa man sitting under a tree

Events seem to lose their importance after the death of a loved one. This lack of feeling is nature's way of helping you to do things necessary to carry on.

  • Emotional turmoil

Extremes of emotion are common throughout bereavement. Now is when friends' emotional support, sympathetic ears and reassuring words may be most needed.

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The Loss of a Loved One

an elderly couple in a gardenMy wife was in bed. She'd been there for about three weeks with what we had been told was a back problem. One day the doctor came and took a blood sample. He soon communicated the results to me.

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When a Loved One Dies

Articles about grief and hope

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Shock, numbness, frustration, emptiness, loneliness — death is real, and so are its effects. We don't like to think about death, so we live as if we are never going to die. No wonder death often finds us unprepared. But feelings of extreme pain and loss must be confronted. We have written these articles to help our readers cope with grief and the loss of loved ones.

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Death Ain't What It Used to Be

While sipping coffee and browsing news one morning, I came across a lead sentence so amusing I had to write it down. Take a look.

Fri Dec 2, 11:22 AM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health)—Women who go through menopause in their early 40s may have a slightly higher risk of death later in life compared with their peers, a large U.S. study suggests.

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J. Michael Feazell
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