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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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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 .

Just couldn’t find the right moment

By Jill
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My Dad was a lovely gentle private man. He went to live and work in East Africa when he and my mother first got married in 1950 and he had an extensive, varied and most...

I wish I had the conversation .

Did they know I loved them?

By Carol
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In 1979 I moved from Indiana, my home state, to CA., a state I experienced briefly when I enlisted in the Navy at age 18. I told myself as I walked the streets of San...

I wish I had the conversation .

Dignified end I wanted for my mum dad

By Joanne pegna
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My mum was diagnosed with larynx cancer , she had already had breast cancer and that was fully cured. She had the larynx removed in 2006. It was a very very difficult time the years...

Hank

By mary
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My husband, Hank, had been failing gradually over the last few months, but had always “bounced back” from other health problems. This time was different, and when he had to be hospitalized, it became apparent...

I had the conversation with my spouse .