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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,…


Posted on 02/02/2017

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…

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…

Out With the Old; In With the New
Posted on 01/30/2017

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…

To Blave
Posted on 11/21/2016

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…

The Conversation Project Sabbath
Posted on 11/21/2016

On July 14, 2014, my husband David and I sat down with our children to disseminate and discuss our healthcare advanced directives as a family. It was David’s 69th birthday; he died about 2 months…