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My mother, Eileen Thomas.

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An Ordinary Death

By Christy
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I had the conversation with my family members.

Because we did know what our mother wanted, we had power to act. But it was still nearly impossible
My conversation with my children came from walking through the death of my mother and the challenge we had in extricating her from the current and awful medicalized way of dying. It turned into a book, An Ordinary Death After all this was over, and we were finally able to give to her a loving and gentle end of life in her own home, I spent much time making sure my children know what I want and why. Because we did know what our mother wanted, we had power to act. But it was still nearly impossible. The system is not set up to offer people a chance to die in our own homes.

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