nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How We Deal With Our Sick Friends: A Guide

 

Superb post on Kevin MD:  What does your chronically ill friend feel and think as you struggle to know how to react to them and their illness?

Check out this succinct article by Duncan Cross on the awkwardness, the tendency to distance oneself, and the sensitivity in dealing with a sick friend.  Worth a few minutes of your time.  You WILL find yourself adrift in a situation like this ...many times, maybe.

Cross runs his own blog on the experience of illness...open and honest with a wry twist.

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