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Old Today, 02:36 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Thanks for telling your story. Helps a lot.
Let me know if you need a copy of 5 wishes I can email it to you
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Old Today, 02:40 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Yes, I want to ensure that my family doesn't have to go through this and that unnecessary suffering does not happen. Knowing my own family there are folks who will want to save my life at all costs and then there are others who will let me go in peace.

None of my siblings have religion. I have a spiritual life. The family will be the ones who fear not I.
Nothing dictates that you must give any family member these sorts of authorities. You can designate a friend or even a legal representative who doesn't have an emotional connection. There are some understandable restrictions. One person I would have liked to consider lives overseas and isn't eligible. Again, check with your state of residence.
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Old Today, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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My .other had a living Will and I was her POA. I knew her wishes and stopped all but Hospice comfort care. She was 93. I want the same thing and have discussed it with my daughter. Mom lasted about 8 days but was kept comfortable on .morphine.
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