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May 12, 2015
Mary told me she was moved from the oncology unit to the integrative medicine unit, central tower, room 7734. She'd be happy to have her usual order of cappuccino and a butter croissant. As I landed on the 7th floor, the area looked familiar. I must have worked as a unit clerk on this unit, 35 years ago. As I followed the room numbers and saw the nurses station, then the social worker's office, I realized--this is the hospice unit in which my mother died. What? I wanted confirmation or correction prior to seeing Mary. No. Mary said hospice.