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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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It was so him

By Bonnie
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 We both worked in healthcare type industry, and I think that is why we shared some of our wishes with one another.  My husband died suddenly at the early age of 50.  Due to the...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Death is normal and natural

By Pam
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 When my 17 year old daughter left for college, she did so with advanced directives for both me and my husband.  It was the most normal thing in the world for our family.  She found...

I had the conversation with my family members .

The no ventilator camp

By Holly
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 I am having the conversation just now with family and my medical team. I was diagnosed last week with ALS.  I know that we all have our unique path with this disease, some choose life...

I had the conversation with my partner .

The hardest thing I’ve ever done

By Eileen
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 Last December my mother went into a coma on the Monday before Christmas. She had been diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2006. She contracted the virus in 1970 after having received numerous blood transfusions as...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Hospice – seeing the signs

By Toni
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I have two. My father passed away June 22, 2008- 29 days after we learned he had cancer.   I asked the Oncologist if my father was hospice appropriate and the physician didn’t want to go...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Exit strategy

By John
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 My friend recently decided to hasten his death in face of inevitable prolonged suffering. The doctor has given him 3 months at best, he was failing fast, and decided to leave this world on his...

I had the conversation with my friend .