I am wondering if you all have living wills (advanced directives)? These are specific and enforceable instructions on what to do if you get seriously ill and are unable to tell family or doctors what you want them to do about your situation.
For example, you may not wish to be placed on life support, or have a feeding tube inserted. You may not want to be resucitated if you stop breathing. Or you may be the opposite - and want everything possible done to prolong life.
I don't have one and need to do it. Now.
They are pretty simple and inexpensive and worth the time it takes. If something happened to me, I'd hate to think of fighting or misunderstandings between people I love based on what they think I'd want.
If I have it all written down and it's legal, then that won't happen.
You will have to chose someone you trust to enforce your wishes and to speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself.
I told myself a hundred times after the sad Terri Schiavo case that I should do it and here I am still thinking about it instead of doing it.
Anyway, I feel irresponsible for not doing this sooner and will get this done by month's end.
I am wondering if most people have a living will? Do you??
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