In 2020, my dad received the first in a series of diagnosis that - due to many physical and emotional difficulties he (and his partner Jane) had been facing for years - he had long been waiting for. Initially, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Then atypical Parkinson's, then Parkinsonism(s), and then, finally, the doctor's settled on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
In June of 2022, during a hospital visit due to a recent fall (one of many in the last year of his life), he received another whopper: a diagnosis of sudden type 1 diabetes concurrent with advanced staged pancreatic cancer, along with lesions on his spleen and liver.
He passed two months later, two months during which he received wonderful in-home hospice care from his beloved partner Jane and the hospice team provided to them.