Let’s Talk About Dying

Some people just don’t want to talk about it. Especially those closest to the dying.

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3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Dying

  1. Nichole,
    Undoubtedly a therapist helps, however, as Saul says in the video, I’ve got to determine who will speak for me in the event I can no longer act on my own behalf. If M. isn’t willing, then perhaps he is not the choice for power of attorney. I’ve told him a little about what to do with my body, but he refuses to hear about hospice or disposition of my effects, and if he won’t help me determine if a particular pain might be a blood clot symptom, then he’s probably not the one to ask whether I should be given interventions (if the advance directive is ambiguous). This discussion with you makes me think I need to explore power of attorney with someone else – my mother or a friend, as my sister is clueless and even farther afield than M. It’s a tragic situation but not surprising, unfortunately.

    • I think you’re exactly right. And it’s something that everyone should do. My parents had this talk with me and my brother last year, the they aren’t facing terminal illness. Any one of us might need those last choices made for us, and I’m sorry the hubster isn’t able to cope. But you don’t need to worry about anything extra right now, so if your mom can do it for you, she might be the best choice.

      Nichole

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