Truly, a message that speaks from the heart (Wishes To Die For) is a godsend to others on Valentine’s Day.
I attended the workshop, Wishes to Die For, at the neighborhood library in January. I had tried numerous times over eight or possibly ten years to complete “The Advanced Directive List.” Of course, there are many lists. The one I had was several pages long and provided by a hospital in in Iowa. Each time I tried to complete the form I became concerned about checking contradictory wishes. With feelings of failure I would put the list away–year after year!
At the workshop I was impressed with your candor and experience. I felt inspired. I purchased your book but the value was the one page letter. It was liberating. I was able to state my wishes in one page with six additional sentences on page two. I entitled the document “My End of Life Choices.” I have six sections in my document which are entitled by either statements or questions. They are:
• Acceptance of Death as an Inevitable Part of Life
• How did I thrive? What are the major “signatures” of my life?
• Are my goals changing?
• Who will make medical decisions when I am no longer able?
• What I do not want at the end of my life?
• What do I want at the end of my life?
Is it possible to share your letter with friends? The letter does not have any identifying information but I will give full credit to you and provide information about your websites. Again, I say thank you but feel the words are inadequate to express my gratitude.
Ms. . . . . . .
Wow! What a wonderful day! I met two younger friends (50-60) at 10 AM and we talked about EOL. At 1 PM I meet a physical therapist and we talked about EOL. At 4:30 PM I met two other friends (60-70) and we mentioned EOL but did not have as extensive a conversation. You have contributed vastly to my life!