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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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Respecting His Wishes

By Ashley
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My father was a many of great words and always was the center of the room. He easily stated his opinion and made his wishes known. When he was diagnosed with AML, he did not...

I had the conversation with my parent .

What if I can’t make you comfortable?

By Jennifer
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My mother was diagnosed with stage IV Renal Cell Carcinoma two short months after her retirement. My mother, a dedicated nurse, had spent a lifetime helping others. Given a 4 week to 5 year prognosis,...

I had the conversation with my parent .

By Mary Margaret
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In August 2007, I was told I had LCIS (Lobular Carsonoma In Situ) in my right breast. I was devastated thinking and knowing that I had irregular cells growing in me. But they were contained...

I had the conversation with my friend .

My General Overall Family Experience.

By Peder
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This topic came to light years ago in the late 90s as my grandmother was aging and losing the ability to care for herself. Her daughter, my mom, tried having “the conversation” with her so...

I had the conversation with my family members .

Out With the Old; In With the New

By Deborah
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On Dec. 31, 2016 my sister and I helped with my mother’s decision to have no further treatment of the pneumonia that would result in her death around 10am on Jan 1, 2017. She had...

I had the conversation with my parent .

To Blave

By Rachel
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My husband of 16 years passed away. As he was in and out of the hospital the last 2 months we had the discussion about what to do if he stopped breathing or if he...

I had the conversation with my spouse .