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Chasing daylight: how my forthcoming death transformed my by Eugene; Postman, Andrew O'kelly

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Now I was contemplating my death. With the biopsy behind me, Corinne and I returned to the first surgeon, the one who’d recommended immediate brain surgery, the more radical approach. We wanted to The Bottom Line 41 update him on my condition, ask if he had any new ideas, see if he still recommended debulking. ” The disease had its own foot to the pedal. Like me, it didn’t know how to slow down. This page intentionally left blank The Business of Dying Is Hard z If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.

I didn’t feel anything unusual. Later, I noticed it in the mirror only because I knew to look for it. It appeared to me as if I’d come from the dentist and the Novocaine hadn’t quite worn off. Throughout the weekend, Corinne noticed an intermittent tightness around my mouth and the continued sag in the muscles of my right cheek. A few other wedding-goers remarked on it, too, but only after Corinne pointed it out. She assumed it was stress-related, maybe Bell’s palsy, which we learned on the Internet was one of the most common neurological disorders; it manifests as facial paralysis, and its cause may be viral.

What caused them to choose the other guys? Did we do everything we could? Honestly? Was there any lack of commitment? If we had to do it again, would we have done anything differently? What? I didn’t pose these questions to my team with hostility, but with encouragement. So long as we’d done all we could, we could keep our heads high. So long as we answered these questions honestly, we could feel confident that next time we would be better prepared. The postmortem was over pretty quickly. It was time to move forward, to have our eyes on the next opportunity.

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