“Dying and introspection happening at the same time were a dual reality that I found impossible to ignore when Bill was not doing well. As Bill’s poor prognosis and impending death began to reflect on our life, it was getting harder to respond to the living as we had in the past. Bill seemed to be pulling away from everyone he knew, except for a handful of friends and me. As a dying person, he seemed to be concentrating on only one thing – dying. The truth is that nature is selfish and dying is just part of the natural transition as someone ages. You can’t avoid it, and sometimes it can even sneak up on you.”
Nancie Wiseman Attwater is the author of A Caregiver’s Love Story.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Dying is a selfish business.”
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