Dying Well: Our Journey of Love and Loss

Dying Well: Our Journey of Love and Loss

by Susan Ducharme Hoben

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Overview

Dying Well is an inspiring love story telling of how a man celebrated life while facing his death with grace and dignity. His widow guides you through decisions made and actions taken on their nine-month journey from diagnosis through celebrations and goodbyes, to a peaceful death free of fear and regret. She shares lessons learned as their family came to terms with her husband’s impending death and found ways to make this last stage of his life as loving and joyous as possible. This uplifting end-of-life story offers a thought-provoking perspective on dying, one that may help you and those you love achieve what’s most important at the end of your lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999749807
Publisher: Wilder Adventures
Publication date: 03/19/2018
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Susan Ducharme Hoben is a former executive consultant with IBM's Strategy and Change Consulting practice. She put her mathematics degree from Cornell University and graduate studies at Georgia Institute of Technology to good use in a thirty-five-year career in information technology that began with systems engineering with IBM and ended with consulting. Upon retirement, Sue founded a travel journal about luxury barging in Europe.

After a lifetime of watching people die, and just as importantly, watching people live, Sue feels passionately that we Americans do not die well, taking a terrible toll on us, emotionally and financially. She hopes that her experience with an uplifting end-of-life journey can contribute a valuable perspective to the growing interest in exploring how we die.

Table of Contents

PREFACE…………………………………………………………….1

1. A BROKEN HEART ...................................................................... 3

2. THERE IS A TUMOR .................................................................. 17

3. RESUME USUAL ACTIVITIES ................................................. 23

4. WE HAVE SOME BAD NEWS .................................................. 29

5. WE WERE NEVER CLOSE ANYWAY ..................................... 37

6. EARLY RETIREMENT ............................................................... 43

7. NO MORE TEARS ....................................................................... 47

8. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN ................................................ 51

9. THE PROGNOSIS IS NOT GOOD ............................................. 59

10. THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM.......................................... 67

11. DECISIONS, DECISIONS .......................................................... 71

12. LET THE POISON BEGIN ......................................................... 77

13. WE ARE FAMILY ...................................................................... 87

14. LET US GIVE THANKS ............................................................ 97

15. A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE ...................................................... 107

16. THE AUDACITY OF HOPE..................................................... 117

17. ARE WE THERE YET? ............................................................ 123

18. AS ONE DOOR OPENS . . . ..................................................... 131

19. ANOTHER DOOR CLOSES .................................................... 135

20. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ............................................................ 143

21. LIFE IS SHORT......................................................................... 145

22. A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE ................................................... 149

23. A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE ........................................ 159

24. AN IRISH WAKE ..................................................................... 165

25. LIFE’S A BEACH ..................................................................... 171

26. ON THE ROAD AGAIN ........................................................... 187

27. SELLING THE CAR ................................................................. 197

28. YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND ........................................................ 201

29. THE BOY SCOUT MOTTO ...................................................... 209

30. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE ..................................................... 213

31. THE ROAST .............................................................................. 221

32. HOSPICE ................................................................................... 227

33. THE FINAL DAYS .................................................................... 235

34. THE FINAL HOURS ................................................................. 247

35. SAYING GOODBYE ................................................................ 255

36. PREPARING A LIFE’S STORY ............................................... 261

37. CELEBRATING A LIFE WELL LIVED .................................. 269

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS………………………………………….277

ABOUT THE AUTHOR…………………………………………...279

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