Yesterday afternoon, I received a telephone request to come to speak to a group of hospice caregivers who had some questions. The catch was that it was very short notice, could I do it tomorrow (today) at 1pm?
People often comment about how they cannot imagine what my job is like. I counter with I cannot imagine what hospice caregivers deal with every day and how they cope. When one of them calls and asks for assistance, I will do whatever I can to help.
When I showed up for the Q & A, one of the nurses presented me with a copy of the photo below. She thought it was hilarious.
It is one of the ways they/we cope. Occasionally, we have to laugh a little to keep from crying all the time.
I hope that this does not offend anyone, especially f you recently experienced the loss of a loved one.