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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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I left your starter kit for her to read

By Lydia
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 My mother at 92 continues to delay this conversation, so I decided that leading by example and making all of my plans, was the best way to go. She still put it off but when...

I had the conversation with my parent .

No doubt at all!

By Lee
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 We talked about what we wanted when we got close to death. The first thing for both of us was that our children and friends help us to keep the joy and sacredness of our...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

My father knew what he did and didn’t want

By Victoria
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 I was very fortunate to have the conversation with my dad. After almost two years of fighting Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, including two major abdominal surgeries and months of chemotherapy cycles, my dad became weak enough to...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Quality of life was Tom’s priority

By Margaret
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 My husband Tom was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in the liver in June 2008. Doctors told us the tumor was inoperable and that Tom could not be cured. He was offered chemotherapy which had...

I had the conversation with my spouse .