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Margaret: Eddie got very, very sick. He was brought in to Foyle Hospice, he was in for about five weeks, so, that was over four years ago. Eddie was diagnosed with a cancer and was told that he had four months to live, so it was very hard to get my head around that. Eventually Eddie got a wee bit better and was able to go out home. I felt very,... Read More
My first introduction to palliative care was roughly a year and a half ago. I was an in-patient in Galway Hospital and three girls came in and introduced themselves as the palliative care team. My first reaction was, OK, I'm gone.At this stage so I have a palliative home care team, so it means they visit me at home. When I came out of hospital... Read More
Mary was initially diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in November 2012. It came right out of the blue. She took the diagnosis fantastically; she was an amazingly pragmatic person, more concerned about other people than herself. So from the beginning she did everything she thought was right, she read up about it, she thought about it, she put... Read More