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A reason for Advance was posted 08/29/2012 02:41 pm by Directives
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I disagree somewhat that NO ONE knows what they would do if they were told they are terminal. I do. I have lived with the odds of recurrence for quite a while and based on all that I have been able to find, I will opt for paliative care with hospice. Now if some miracle happens and a cure if found (unlikely), then the whole situation changes. We really do need to think about these things, and record thoughts into advance directives as well as naming a proxy who understands our wishes and will see they are carried out in the event we are unable. A.D.'s are not just for the elderly although I admit to being a member of that group also:~). The sad thing to me is for people without insurance or other means to pay for the treatments but who can't quality for patient assistance, decisions have already been made for them and it becomes a moot point. Like in Animal Farm, All people are equal, some are more equal than others.

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