I was sitting next to my mother and father on our couch when he had to deliver the news I had hoped would only manifest itself as a worst case scenario in the deepest parts of the back of my mind. Not only had my mother finally been diagnosed with a dementia that will leave her inept and unable to speak towards the end of her life, she had been fired from her job- my three person family’s main source of income- , and had also lost the ability to drive. This was in 2013. Throughout my life, I have had to be strong in circumstances that most people would never even give a thought of happening to them. In the early stages of her mental illness, I was very small and my family didn’t know that anything was wrong; but I did.
And, Gram is worried about her, not for real reasons but because a houseplant has spots. This quote is the opening line of the book setting a serious with slight tinge of humorous mood for the rest of the story. As shown in the quote, Lennie’s life is different from how it was. Later in the story, we learn that Lennie and Bailey used to make up stories about where there mom was. Now, after Bailey’s death, Lennie realizes her mom is just an uncaring person who left her two daughters at their grandmother’s house.
Most women were diagnosed with postpartum depression. Postpartum depression occurs after birth when the hormones of women are changing which causes many symptoms such as irritability, hot flashes, and sadness. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator suffers from postpartum depression and is put into a mental hospital by her husband only to find out in the end he was not who she thought he was and the place she was living was not what she had
Grieving is a common and unhappy process that many people go through in their lifetime. Through the grieving process, people often come to conclusions about their life. In Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Vera loses her best friend Charlie and tries to stray away from her parent’s examples, only to find out that she will have to come to terms with the loss of her best friend. In We Were Liars, Cadence gets sick in a tragic accident that causes her to wonder about her family and find out the truth. In both, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, we learn that when people grieve it causes more loss and unlawful actions.
She was saying that it was extremely difficult for her to lose weight, and she felt like she could not do it. People may feel sorry for her. During his thirty days, Spurlock starts feeling ill. He decides to call his mom, and she tells him how she feels about his experiment. It makes the audience feel pity for him and his mother.
Then this man knocked at the door and told me that I had to give my baby back to him because my time was up. I felt empty when she left me, I feel like it was my fault. She was a gift from God that I love. The dream ended, and I started crying because the dream was perfect and I wish I could raise her but I can’t. I thank God every day for this gift and to forgive me, I will not be able to raise her.
Wednesday, October 22 Reading Response 2 “Living Will” by Danielle Ofri is about an author who is a doctor who came across a patient that is suicidal. “They All Just Went Away” by Joyce Carol Oates is about a young lonely girl who finds herself attracted in entering abandoned house and is entranced by other peoples lives and what they left by. Although these stories are very different, I believe both the authors share a similar idea, but different outlooks, of how the main characters in each essay struggle to do the right thing. “Living Will” gives us a better perspective of what doctors today have to face with their jobs. The author, Danielle Ofri, came across a severely ill patient, Wilburn Reston, which really makes her think.
It taught me that you can make the best out of even the worst situations. Everything began when my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. As her condition deteriorated, the task of caring for my younger brother and niece fell on my shoulders while my older sister worked to support us. I also had to help my mostly bedridden mom care for herself. Consequently, I was extremely busy at home and therefore, often missed school.
She lost her leg when she was 9 after a hunting accident which cause her to have a hard time to get connected with people and lead her to have a bad attitude. She was told she has a weak heart when visiting a doctor with her mother and might live to see 45 if taken care of properly. Hulga has a Ph.D. degree in philosophy and is also
I watched my mother fade away slowly as she was battling pancreatic cancer. I looked after her everyday as best as I could; however, the feeling of my eventual solitude was unbearable.The thought of my mother’s imminent demise made me feel like my heart was being continuously stabbed. Watching my mother suffer was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through. After her passing; something changed in me, darkness filled where love once was. I always knew deep down, that my mum was not going to make it; however, knowing this did not make it any easier.
The story of Henrietta Lacks life and legacy is one that I find heartbreaking but also bittersweet. Learning about her story over 60 years after her death makes me wonder if it were me, how I would feel about what happened. The way I perceive Henrietta was to be a good woman. She was a loyal wife to a man who she knew was unfaithful. She had five children when she fell ill and was devastated to learn her radium treatments left her unable to have more.