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We change where we want our ashes scattered as we find new beautiful places in this world

By Patti
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I had the conversation with my spouse.

As a nurse I have seen many families regret that they did not have the conversation
 My husband with a brain tumor 21 years ago. He has had 7 surgeries for this tumor and before each surgery I have the conversation to be sure he has not changed his mind. I ask what he would want me to do if he should not wake up from surgery. He now has aphasia and I am so grateful that we have had this discussion and I feel confident I know his wished.

As a nurse I have seen many families regret that they did not have the conversation and did not have a clear understanding of the potiential condition of the patient when they prolong using extraordinary measures such as patients who live at level 3 coma for years because they couldn’t let them go.

We have discussed what we want for funeral arrangements but we change where we want our ashes scattered as we find new beautiful places in this world.

I encourage many folks to have the conversation and am so glad this initiative has started.

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