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End Of Life

I wrote a little while ago in " Waiting For Death " about someone who had received a diagnosis of terminal cancer. They are still with us and improving now that the drugs have all been withdrawn. It seems odd but he is no longer suffering swollen ankles and heart pains and is now eating very well. But the doctor said they were balancing quality of life with heavy duty treatment. As the treatment has not worked, they are now emphasising quality of life for the time he has left.

Advance Directives

Melody23 mentioned advance directives in her comment on the waiting for death article, saying that they were legal documents that can specify how you want to be treated.

Low Content Journals

Together with some other stuff people had been mentioning (unrelated to this), I thought I would create a journal that could help people start these difficult conversations with life limited people in a more light-hearted way. The type of journal is called a "low content journal" because the main content comes from the user, unlike a book where the author provides the content. In the journal, I have posed some questions that might help the person consider what they want to happen in any future they have left. I have also included quotes, line drawings (they can color if they want) and space for doodles.

Not Legal Document

This is not a legal document and I have added a disclaimer about this at the front. If you want to see this document, (22 pages) you can read about it on this web page . At the bottom of that page there is a free download link for the PDF. If you download it, please understand it is for your personal use only. I would be glad of any comments anyone would like to make on it, good or bad.

Only A Short While

It's not a Black Friday deal! But the link to the PDF will only be available for a short time, then I will take it down. If the PDF link is no longer at the bottom of that web page, then it will be because I have taken it down.


Image Credit » (c) MegL my own creation

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Comments

melody23 wrote on November 24, 2018, 4:06 PM

I think you have covered the things that come after death pretty well, and you have made it very pretty too. Generally people don't like to talk about these things but we really need to - at the very least please make a will and let someone know where its kept!

MegL wrote on November 24, 2018, 4:39 PM

Yes, very important that! Thank you for looking at it and commenting.

AliCanary wrote on November 25, 2018, 3:59 PM

This is a very interesting idea and a constructive way to deal with a sad subject.

MegL wrote on November 25, 2018, 6:07 PM

Thank you.