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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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Going Home

By Jason
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When I first lay eyes on Marilyn, I don’t think she will survive another week. Eighty-nine years old with short, curly gray hair, she sits in a wheelchair in the examination room. According to the...

I had the conversation .

Still Trying

By Stephanie
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For years, I have been trying to talk with both of my parents about end of life and their wishes. My mother always abruptly stopped the discussion and informed me “she wants everything possible to...

I had the conversation with my parent .

My Story

By Janet
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My mother-in-law was a fighter her entire life. So after she went into heart and renal failure at age 86, she did what she did best–fight. Over a five year period, she got progressively weaker,...

I had the conversation with my other relative .

The Key

By Terry
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I found the tiny safe deposit box key when I cleaned out my father-in-law’s apartment after is accidental death in a car accident. There was no information as to where the safe deposit box was..it...

I wish I had the conversation .

Some Conversation

By Jeanette
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My mother was ill throughout my adolescence and died when she was 47 and I was eighteen. I went on to become a pharmacist and eventually specialized in care for the elderly. I have spent...

I had the conversation with my parent .

He Lived as He Wanted To- Until the End

By Beth
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I had the conversation several times with my Dad during his last few years of life. These talks helped me understand what was important to him which helped when we were faced with decisions about...

I had the conversation with my parent .