Hello you. Yes, you. You are no less yourself than when you were before your diagnosis, before you heard the words "terminal" and "dying". You have grown and lost and gained much since those fateful moments.
You have grown in fear. You have grown in love. You have lost friends and time and worry for the inconsequential. You have gained insight and hindsight and a wish for so many things.
Hospice is for the living. You are not dead. You are living and breathing still and we are here to make you as comfortable and soothed as possible in our scope of practice.
The hospice patient requires the same loving care required of any other patient.