The Resource We know how this ends : living while dying, Bruce H. Kramer ; with Cathy Wurzer

We know how this ends : living while dying, Bruce H. Kramer ; with Cathy Wurzer

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We know how this ends : living while dying
Title
We know how this ends
Title remainder
living while dying
Statement of responsibility
Bruce H. Kramer ; with Cathy Wurzer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"2010 had been a very good year for Bruce H. Kramer. But what began as a floppy foot and leg weakness led to a shattering diagnosis: he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS is a cruel, unrelenting neurodegenerative disease where the body's muscles slowly weaken, including those used to move, swallow, talk, and ultimately breathe. There is no cure; ALS is a death sentence. When death is a constant companion, sitting too closely beside you at the dinner table, coloring your thoughts and feelings and words, your outlook on life is utterly transformed. The perspective and insights offered in We Know How This Ends reveal this daily reality and inspire a way forward for anyone who has suffered major loss and for anyone who surely will. Rather than wallowing in sadness and bitterness, anger and denial, Kramer accepted the crushing diagnosis. The educator and musician recognized that if he wanted a meaningful life, embracing his imminent death was his only viable option. His decision was the foundation for profound, personal reflection and growth, even as his body weakened, and inspired Kramer to share and teach the lessons he was learning from ALS about how to live as fully as possible, even in the midst of devastating grief. At the same time Kramer was diagnosed, broadcast journalist Cathy Wurzer was struggling with her own losses, especially the slow descent of her father into the bewildering world of dementia. Mutual friends put this unlikely pair--journalist and educator--together, and the serendipitous result has been a series of remarkable broadcast conversations, a deep friendship, and now this book. Written with wisdom, genuine humor, and down-to-earth observations, We Know How This Ends is far more than a memoir. It is a dignified, courageous, and unflinching look at how acceptance of loss and inevitable death can lead us all to a more meaningful and fulfilling life"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1956-2015
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Kramer, Bruce H.
Dewey number
  • 362.1968390092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC406.A24
LC item number
K73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • WE 550
  • WE 550
NLM item number
K89 2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wurzer, Cathy
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  • Kramer, Bruce H
  • Amyotropic lateral sclerosis
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / General
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Musculoskeletal
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
  • Kramer, Bruce H
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Terminally Ill
  • Attitude to Death
Label
We know how this ends : living while dying, Bruce H. Kramer ; with Cathy Wurzer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue / Cathy Wurzer -- Parallel lives -- The footman snickers -- A house built on sand -- A delicate dance -- Disease and dis ease -- Faith part I: Fulfilling what is meant to be -- The tell -- It isn't just about you -- The gift -- Happy anniversary -- Faith part II: It's your choice -- Handbook for the recently dis eased -- Time traveling -- Tripping the light fantastic -- Killing the Buddha -- The gravity of it all -- Ready to fall -- The metrics of measurement -- A death-defining feat -- The non-bucket list -- The widening gyre -- Faith part III: Wrestling with angels -- Inside out -- Dis ease yoga -- Faith part IV: What's love got to do with it? -- We know how this ends
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780816697335
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015000049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Presented to the Health Sciences Libraries, University of Manitoba by the Dr. Georgina R. Hogg Endowed Fund.
  • Consumer Health Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894746238
  • (OCoLC)ocn894746238
Label
We know how this ends : living while dying, Bruce H. Kramer ; with Cathy Wurzer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue / Cathy Wurzer -- Parallel lives -- The footman snickers -- A house built on sand -- A delicate dance -- Disease and dis ease -- Faith part I: Fulfilling what is meant to be -- The tell -- It isn't just about you -- The gift -- Happy anniversary -- Faith part II: It's your choice -- Handbook for the recently dis eased -- Time traveling -- Tripping the light fantastic -- Killing the Buddha -- The gravity of it all -- Ready to fall -- The metrics of measurement -- A death-defining feat -- The non-bucket list -- The widening gyre -- Faith part III: Wrestling with angels -- Inside out -- Dis ease yoga -- Faith part IV: What's love got to do with it? -- We know how this ends
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780816697335
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015000049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
  • Presented to the Health Sciences Libraries, University of Manitoba by the Dr. Georgina R. Hogg Endowed Fund.
  • Consumer Health Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894746238
  • (OCoLC)ocn894746238

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