Barbara L. Finch | The Sun Magazine

Barbara L. Finch

Barbara L. Finch is a former public-relations consultant who writes, practices yoga, and conducts tours at a sculpture park in St. Louis, Missouri.

— From October 1998
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

This Is The Way We Say Goodbye

The nurse leads me into the family waiting room, sits down on the couch beside me, and opens Mother’s chart. She says that Mother has congestive heart failure, a leaky valve in her heart, chronic lung disease, and osteoarthritis. In addition to this, the bone scan shows that the malignant melanoma on her back has metastasized into her pelvis, spine, and skull.

October 1998
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