Re: New patient finds peace
You have many, many times of happiness with your family in the coming years to look forward to! We never know when we will slip away forever, and each of us needs to enjoy the blessings in each day. The hard part is always to come to peace with our mortality and to learn to treasure the good in each day. It sounds as if you have achieved this, which will definitely help you and your family to live your lives fully in the coming years. You have so many good things still to enjoy!
However, you can help to give your children peace in the future if you tell them your wishes now. You will see families on this board struggle over and over again about feeding tubes, nursing homes, pacemakers and other medical decisions for their loved ones. It doesn't matter whether its Alzheimers, heart disease or cancer -- we ALL need to let our loved ones know our wishes, so they don't have to struggle with those decisions someday.