What It's Like: A Personal Story of Suffering - Preface

When she received a bad diagnosis, Janice Veldman—my sister—used poetry to track what was happening to her. I'd asked her to do this. I thought it would help her, in some way, to manage the trauma of an incurable illness.

Her doctors had given Janice the diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia ... the life-robbing disease that had afflicted Robin Williams. It is a debilitating condition with no-known cure.

Janice is now in hospice care. I know that she has more poems in her, but it's important that she sees her first 29 works-of-art in print before she leaves this earth.

A note about her approach. As she told me:  "So many books and articles are available for caregivers, but what about the person who is ill? I'm going to tell the story from the sufferer's point-of-view."

The following 29 chapters tell that story.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5199stories and lessons created

Original Release: Apr 20, 2019

Updated Last Revision: May 26, 2024

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This image, "Peaceful Sunset - Maldives," is by Giuseppe Milo. He has made it available online via the following license:  CC By 2.0.


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