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By Kevin Haselhorst, MD - Wishestodiefor.com
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Routine urinary infections can be life-threatening in elderly patients. Last year my always-organized mother developed disorganized thinking in conjunction with a urinary infection. Over our weekly phone call she claimed that her new medication did...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My Father

By Candace
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My father passed away from injuries received in a car accident at the age of 88. I think he and my mom had discussed that he didn’t want any life saving measures, but he had...

I wish I had the conversation .

My Mother’s Good Death

By Winston
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For years my mother and my youngest sister, lived together in a small town in Texas, the town all of the children grew up in. Mother’s activity had been curtailed for about 23 years by...

I had the conversation with my parent .

The Uninvited guest

By Deb
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When my brother was 45 years old he began to notice weakness in his right hand. Despite the obvious , “What is going on with my body?” This was very distressing because it limited his...

I had the conversation with my sibling .

Do you have a few minutes to talk?

By Anne
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I was at home one evening, when my mother called. “Do you have a few minutes to talk? Daddy and I just got back from dinner with friends and we have a few things we...

I had the conversation with my parent .