Oct 06, 2011 - 3:05 am
This is my plea to the Warden for my visit.
October 6, 2011
On yesterday I faxed a letter to you requesting a visit with my husband at the Cannon Cancer Center located at Centennial. By the end of business day, I had not received a response and learned you were not in the office for most of the day. This communication is for the purpose of a reminder I am awaiting a response to my request.
Due to my husband’s current condition, I am in fear of suffering a loss of consortium (intimacy) with my husband. There are certain things a husband and wife share during the end stages of life that is not shared with others. Such things as forgiveness for things brought into the marriage and the role you played and encouraging your spouse to make peace with themselves and their higher power. There are things that need to be said to one another to make the process a little easier. I am a very spiritual person therefore; I believe in the power of prayer and lying hands upon the person I am praying for in situations such as his. The bond we share as a bond of matrimony is not only a bond of physical and emotional, it is a spiritual bond as well. All of this is considered in the term intimacy.
I don’t know that my husband is at this stage due to the fact I am unaware of the reason for his transfer to the Cancer Center. However, if he is, I would like the opportunity to be able to discuss such things with him before he is unable to do so. Moreover, he needs to know he is not alone or abandoned. If he is in a state of confusion, I’m sure he doesn’t understand why I am not there forgetting where he is and the rules in which he has to live by.
I am in sincere hopes all of these factors as well as the previously mentioned factors are being considered upon consideration of my request. I look forward to hearing from you with a response.
If you have any questions or concerns as it relates to this communication, I can be reached at (615) 578-2819. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to such a sensitive matter.
Teresa C. Pendergrass
Cc: Attorney Carla Ford