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My last day with Simon Dawson

Beer! Get me another beer” came the muffled sound from Simon as he ushered me close to his bedside.

He coughed a little and motioned to the nurse to bring me a beer. My first thought, revealing in hindsight my naïve belief that Simon was going to be ok “What’s he on about? Beer, in a hospital?” – then it dawned on me – Hospice – similar spelling, but by no means the same as a hospital.

 The events that followed are by no means verbatim and the sequences are, I’m sure incorrect. But the actual occurrences are all recalled from my last day with Simon.

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