This is the problem with dealing with someone who is actually a good listener. They don’t jump in on your sentences, saving you from actually finishing them, or talk over you, allowing what you do manage to get out to be lost or altered in transit. Instead, they wait, so you have to keep going. [Sarah Dessen, Just Listen]
So much for predictions of little hiccups is all…
I’m really sick and I’ve been really sick going on 6 days Now. It’s a fog. Painful. And a little insulting.
Yesterday, talking with my palliative care nurse, I started to get a “bigger picture” view when I realised that all I want Now is to BE able to see Mum. Even more than the pain, NOT BEing able to see her has done me in.
I didn’t understand that what was underneath all this is my fear of BEing unable to DO the “normal” things. So, there you are. A Very Normal Thing I CanNOT DO Right Now.
Instead I will BE grateful for talking it through with my nurse, with my brother, a little, and God.
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. [Ralph G. Nichols]
Absotively and Posolutely.
I love you, Currie