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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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She didn’t wish that ending

By Kathy
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 My mother had always shared with me that she didn’t want her life to be needlessly prolonged. She had had to keep her mother in a nursing home for 4 bedridden years after an auto...

I had the conversation with my parent .

To live at all costs

By Kathy
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 My mom died almost three decades ago. She’d made it super clear to my sibs  and I that her wish was to live at all costs. The thing is, none of us realized what those...

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .

“I’m dying but they don’t think I know”

By Dorothy
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 Several years ago, I was caring for an elderly woman in her home (I am a RN).  Before I even got to the patient, I was met with several family members informing me I was...

I had the conversation with my friend .

My mother and I helped my father discuss his wishes

By Sharon
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 My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer that metastasized to his brain. He lived 8 months after diagnosis. In this time we grew closer. My mom & I helped him discuss his wishes. Together we...

I had the conversation with my parent .

An unfulfilled promise

By Sherrie
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 I had the conversation.  But we didn’t follow up the conversation by putting those thoughts onto paper and into a legal document.  As a result I wasn’t able to fulfill the promise I had made...

I had the conversation with my grandparent .