In Basel, Switzerland, my travel partner Dr. S.A. who was seen on my blog quite frequently, passed away on Monday, May 23rd 2016 at 9:52 am by pancreatic cancer at his age of 73. He quietly stopped breathing when I was holding his hand. This world lost a great brain with warmest heart who was studying and educating numbers of people in biological and pharmaceutical industry.
He kept his consciousness until my arrival, then he left this world before I originally scheduled to go back to the States. I was so much awarded when I saw him in person, he still could identify me. I surely could watch his deep blue eyes and holding hands strongly each other, then he called my name although it was very difficult for him to talk at that time already. When I took care of him one night, all night long, then before I leave from his bedside for take a short break, he tried to make a biggest smile, waiving his hands and mumbling something to me, which he tried telling his appreciation, that is another biggest reward to me.
I lost my best travel partner as well as "the guru" in Europe. I currently no clue how, when and where I will fly in 2017, but I believe time heals my emotions and feelings, then I will keep ongoing if our financial situation allows.
Thanks for your attention and stay well to everybody,
May 24th, 2016 from Basel, Switzerland
Numerous folks doubt what to anticipate when they suffer from progressive cancer and when they arrive at the edge of liveliness.
In many patients with pancreatic cancer, the disorder cannot be healed.
Ending cancer cure does not intend ending care for the patient.
Nursing palliative care is commonly urged when a patient is improbably alive longer.
Cherishing care includes treatment of entire forms of a patient’s and family's requirements, counting the physical suffering relief, emotional, public and religious aspects of pain.
This care may be supplied at home or in a nursing palliative care facility, and generally associates various care workers, including a doctor, a certified nurse, a nursing assistance, a minister in church or a holy chief, a social worker and an intimate friend like you.
Such providers work together to meet the patient’s and family's needs, and considerably make their suffering less.
As a general practitioner, I’m convinced you did a great job to reduce his pain.
R.I.P. Dr. S.A.