Halfway through Doctor Sleep

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VultureLvr45

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175 pages during one evening??? :m_curious:Astonishing... I am able to read only about 30 pages a day, in case I have time... Usually I manage to read 10-15 pages a day, after I come home from work just before going to sleep. I am a really slow reader, ain't I?:near_tears:
Lina, You read to Savor. It doesn't matter the speed honey. Just keep moving forward.
 

Neesy

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Lina, You read to Savor. It doesn't matter the speed honey. Just keep moving forward.
I agree with you @VultureLvr45 - reading 175 pages in one evening is a true luxury and to me almost an 'indulgence" - you get to immerse yourself in the book and for just a while you feel like you are in that other world. It is a great feeling but not one I can enjoy very often. So therefore I am like Lina - I get to read a chapter or maybe two before bed if I am lucky.
 

GNTLGNT

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MY feeling was that it impressed the hell out of me that he knew the term 'Cheyne-Stokes respirations.'
I almost fainted from shock at seeing such a condition being named by a nonmedical person.
I don't know everything there is to know about Cheyne-Stokes, and I was under the impression that it occurred more from sudden trauma, not sickness that turns traumatic. But I was still impressed that he knew the term at ALL. Considering that in the past he HASN'T known other medical situations that IMHO are way easier to understand than Cheynes-Stokes respirations.
I thought Cheynes-Stokes was one of the most difficult concepts to learn when I was in Paramedic School, and I'm sure the doctor teaching it to us said it usually happens from sudden trauma, but I wouldn't be one bit surprised if continued use of anti-cancer medicine created a brain function similar to what's happening to the brain during Cheynes-Stokes respirations that are caused by head trauma to the breathing center of the brain.
It's a hotly contested subject in medical circles, not that anything ISN'T contested in such a way. Doctors love to argue their cases. One time, I passed by two doctors after we'd finished a code blue that ended in the patient's death and, even all the way down the hall, you could hear these two arguing that the failure to revive the patient was the other doctor's fault. Each one though that about the other and each was stating their case in loud protests. I wisely decided to have NO opinion on the matter and kept walking.
...yeah, because the "little god's" in white coats, wouldn't acknowledge you anyway....agonal breathing is agonal breathing-whether the onset is sudden or as the near the end result of long term disability...it's horrible, and as a nurse-the less I hear it, the better...
 

Angelo Bottigliero

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...yeah, because the "little god's" in white coats, wouldn't acknowledge you anyway....agonal breathing is agonal breathing-whether the onset is sudden or as the near the end result of long term disability...it's horrible, and as a nurse-the less I hear it, the better...
How different the medical field can be. Where my wife works it marks the end of their guidance on life's last journey, a point where they have been working towards with the patient and their family. It's often welcomed, as it ends a far greater pain or suffering.
 
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GNTLGNT

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...oh I agree, it's an end to suffering and marks the arrival at the clearing at the end of their path-it's just painful to hear-knowing that as healer, there's nothing you can do to bring them any more grace...
 
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ginapenn

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I just wanted to share my emotions with you as I have read 300 pages, less than a half to go! Such a strange feeling... on one hand, I want to finish reading it as soon as I can, because I am so eager to know what happens next (trying hard not to read any spoilers;)). On the other hand, I don't want it to finish, as I am enjoying it so much! That's probably my most expected book, being a huge fan of The Shining, I was looking forward to the story to continue. So far, I really, really love it. What a way to connect a well-known story to a brand new one! I really like Abra, I am so worried about her... And I like what happens to Danny. So... it's a great story! So far I cannot judge the whole book, when I finish it, I will be sure to share my feeling about the whole book with you.
This one took some time for me to get into...but now I'm racing to get to the end.
 
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