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Herman Erichsen despaired as his wife, Rita, fought for breath following hip fracture surgery.
After the fall

Battling the voice that says 'give up'

By Alice Dembner
Globe Staff / December 11, 2006

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Rita Erichsen looked haggard and blotchy in the fluorescent light of her hospital room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center . The rat's nest of her gray hair told the tale of another night filled with pain, nausea, and sleeplessness. Her breath came hard. (Full article: 2489 words)

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