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Dying Independently.....

I just finished working with a woman for the past 6 weeks, who was dying from a vicious form of cancer.

I live in a small town, so sometimes I get a call, and when I stop into the client's home to meet them, I realize that I already know them. Usually just as passing aquaintences, which was the case with Sulah.  I walked in and knew immediately that our paths had crossed around town many times. We visited the same coffee shops, walked and shopped on the same Main St. we had a shared career from my past life before moving to the mountains. She was one of those people that I saw and connected with through a smile and a hello and knew we would be just fine together if we ever had the chance to get to know one another.

And now here we were.

What struck me about Sulah was how fiercely independent she was. She was in the late stages of a fierce battle with cancer, yet she managed her own care, she didn't call on her children to come and be with her, she surrounded herself with her …

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