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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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EOL Care Conversation

By Alexandra Wallace
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I discussed with my husband how I would like to be taken care of in the end of my life. I definitely do not want to be kept alive by machines. I don’t want to...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Procrastination Stopped In Time

By Jody
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Our family, always so close and loving, had had the “Conversation” around the dinner table many times over the years. I was a Hospice Nurse, familiar with my parents wishes, yet somehow the Directive forms...

I had the conversation with my parent .

The conversation takes courage

By Chris
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My husband died a little over a month ago of a fierce cancer that he fought for nine years. He had great doctors and good hospice care, but I would not say that he had...

I wish I had the conversation with my spouse .

Don’t Let Me suffer

By Arlene
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My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer when she was 78 years old. Her doctor gently told her that she had 3 to 6 months to live and offered her radiation and chemotherapy. She said...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My Story

By Eli
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As an 80 year old person I have made my peace with my maker. Last year I had a life saving operation where a large cancerous tumor was successfully removed from from my left kidney....

I wish I had the conversation .

Things You Learn in Hospice Care

By Kristin
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My older sister is 32 years old with a 12-year-old daughter. We all live together in a house that we are renting in a mid-size college town. About 2 or 3 years ago, my sister...

I had the conversation with my sibling .