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In 1976, journalist Gail Sheehy1
wrote a popular book detailing a series of “passages” in the life of an adult. I have written about retirement, stressing the need for an individual to craft a new adaptation to a
major change in life circumstances.2
may entail similar
When an incapacitating illness puts a clamp on one’s usual pleasures,
blocks mobility, and restricts activity, it can be said that passage into a
new life stage is the patient’s task.