Please continue the virtual family meeting by clicking on the questions below.
What fears or worries do you have about your illness or medical care?
If you have to choose between living longer and quality of life, how would you approach this balance?
What sustains you when you face serious challenges in your life?
In the future your husband may need to help make decisions on your behalf if you become very unwell. Have you talked to Ben about what sort of care you would like?
Iím worried about being in pain and being so unwell that I canít get out of bed or walk around or even talk to Ben. I donít want to die a slow, painful death, wasting away in front on my husbandís eyes.
Well I donít want to go on living if Iím just lying in a bed hooked up to machines, no good to anyone. I want to live as long as I can, but I want to be able to enjoy that time.
My faith and my love for my husband.
Yes, Iíve already done that. Ben and I have talked quite a bit about it over the years and we always said that when the time comes we donít want any medical intervention that will prolong our life.
Our wills and finances are in order.