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Night is when the patient imagines dying. It was at these moments that I was most acutely conscious of the stark truth that everyone faces in hospital: no amount of loving care and attention (and I was greatly blessed in this) can disguise the fact that a dramatic illness emphasizes our solitude and isolation.

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Source Notes: My Year Off: Rediscovering Life After a Stroke (August 1-5) (1998).

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