Steven D. Passik, Ph.D., is a Pennsylvania-based pain psychologist. I’m proud to call him a friend. He is a giant in the field of pain medicine, but that doesn’t make his family and friends immune to suffering from terminal illness.
Steve lost his mother on September 14, 2016. Her story, The Painful Later Years of Frances Passik, appeared here. He’s given me permission to share the story of losing his best friend, Ken Krish, here.
As it turned out, I had lied to my best friend.