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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.

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Hello I’m Baby Austin: A True Story

By Colette
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Hello I’m Baby Austin was born on October 8, 2014 at one pound 14 oz as a micro preemie at 25 weeks gestation period. I came in the world kicking my little arms and little...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Losing My Parents – Conversations Matter

By Kathy
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I suddenly and unexpectedly lost my father on Father’s Day, 2004. I said goodbye to my mother on January 7, 2014. Their end-of-life experiences were quite different and a great deal of the difference was...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My converstion with my mom

By Connie
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This is my goals of care conversation with my mom. I have been a RN for over ten years and had many experiences working in Med/Surge, ICU and most recently Palliative and Hospice care. I...

I had the conversation with my family members .

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I Wish We Had The Conversation

By Donna Ryan
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I wish I had known of this website years ago. My sister and I heard mom say millions of times through our lives when I can’t take care of myself I no longer want to...

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .

The Catastrophic Consequences of Denial

By Mary Ann
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When you marry a man, you marry his family—and if you’re not careful, you inherit its pathologies. A warning tale follows: My husband’s family never talked openly about unpleasant things. Emotional conversations were always steered...

I wish I had the conversation with my other loved one .

mom’s peaceful passing

By susan
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My mom had a stroke in 2002, and all of a sudden the word STROKE really meant something. It was something horrible and sad and it involved a lot of health care facilities and providers,...

I had the conversation with my parent .