It is frightening to think that down the road there might be excruciating pain. I understand the Hospice program can't really help you until some doctor says you only have six months to live. A nurse told me that and suggested that I call them immediately. And somewhere down the line I will probably have to seek help regarding pain. That's probably who I would call, it would be Hospice. To die with some dignity, if that's where I'm going, and we all are sooner or later, you know.