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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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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...


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 .


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 .