A Pseudo-Medication Taper that Made Me Feel I Was Losing Control

In the middle of my Hyper-CVAD treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma, an on-call oncologist entered my room. A balding, professorial-looking fellow—wearing a bow tie and appearing to be years past retirement—he pulled a dry-erase maker from his pocket and began writing on the white board. I’m going to be released from the hospital today and…

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What Did My Dad Think and Feel in the Moments of His Death?

Promoted to an Essential Topic in Psychology Today, in the Neuroscience and Near-Death Experiences Blogs. February, 2022   Key Points: Understand the two types of death The natural physiology of the brain is to keep functioning Just before death, neurochemicals in the brain surge Even in a life not well lived, death is likely to…

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An Against-the-Odds Story Can Be Yours

Susan Keller, Dr. Michael Craig, Johnny Shultz, and Andrea.   I had it all, or thought I did. At fifty-five—happy in my marriage and at the top of my career—I awoke one morning in damp, tangled sheets. Turning to dislodge my leg, a searing pain shot up my back. I moaned, gasped, then slowly sat.…

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