I have known three acquaintances to pass away in as many days.
The first was battling cancer and suffered a stroke which prevented his chemo from continuing. He lasted nearly 3 months in hospice care in immense pain and only occasional lucidity.
Another died suddenly, taking her daughter by surprise.
The last was a cancer survivor who may have been ill. As I said, these were acquaintances, so I am not always privy to the circumstances.
Which might prove easiest on you- losing someone suddenly or being able to say goodbye? Which do you think you'd prefer for yourself?
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