This is the hard part about my job

Found out today at work another of my clients is dying. He has cancer. He only found out last Monday. He’s been in hospital for a while now having tests. He’s almost 80 years old.

I felt very sad for him. He’s had no quality of life now for a while. He’s been really ill, and he’s had a few falls also. He’s been in and out of hospital for a good few months now.

My supervisor said she was taking him off of our service. She said he’s too sick to talk. So I never got to say goodbye. That was hard. I wished I could have said a final goodbye to him.

I guess this is the hard part about my job. Things happen suddenly. Clients get ill and die. And there really is no closure.

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

12 thoughts on “This is the hard part about my job”

  1. Yes, this would be the difficult aspect of your job. Sorry to hear you didn’t get to speak to him for the last time, with him being taken off your list. No doubt this is difficult when you do this caring role.
    I hope he has family.

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  2. I’m sorry to hear this. But, think of it this way, he’s not suffering anymore and has moved on to better. Also, you can have peace of mind knowing that you were one of the last with him that made sure he had the utmost care and was in good hands. He will remember that!😀

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