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Monday, October 03, 2016



I read this book earlier this year all in one day and found it profoundly moving. I wish Paul could've had decades more of life to be with his wife, daughter, parents and siblings, to treat his patients, to do his research, and to write more books. What a loss in so many ways. I would recommend, if you haven't already read it, Becoming Mortal by Atul Gawande. It's a difficult read in a lot of ways (and I haven't had to go through what you and your husband have), but it speaks to a lot of what you wrote here, from the standpoint of what can we (and must we) do better as a society to improve the care and environment we will live in, in the last decades, years, months, and days of our lives.

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