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Everyone has a story. About losing someone close. About what it was like to have the conversation. About not talking about wishes until it was too late.

Explore these stories that others have shared, and if you’d like, tell us your own story. Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a good way to get your own conversation started.

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Practicing What I Preached

By Mimi
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As a critical care nurse, I had ‘the conversation’ with hundreds of my patients and their families. Sometimes several times with the same family member until they are ready to hear what is being said....

I had the conversation with my parent .

How I Chose My End of Life Care

By ashlynn
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It was really hard at first. No person wants to have a conversation with a parent or even a child about what they want at the end of their life.  My mom was not open...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Taking shared responsibility

By Micki
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Leading up to my husband’s death, I became very interested in the benefits that out-patient palliative care provided along a disease trajectory. After he died I immersed myself in grassroots’ efforts to raise awareness about...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Making Up

By Theresa
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At about this time in November 2017, having signed my brother’s discharge from hospital after his doctors had determined “there’s nothing more on our shelves”, I officially became his frontline provider of “psychosocial oncologic care”...

I wish I had the conversation with my sibling .

End of life care

By Megan
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I told my mom that if something should happen I want to go peacefully and in the hospital. I want my loved ones surrounding me and to just tell funny stories about me. She agreed...

I had the conversation with my parent .

No one needs to be a “Die Hard.”

By Marlo
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I lost a dear relative just over a year ago. She died too young and way too hard. She had congestive heart failure (CHF), high blood pressure and diabetes. She’d been diagnosed with her illnesses...

I had the conversation with my other relative .