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  •  Continuing to send positive thoughts (5+ / 0-)
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    marina, greengemini, Avila, AnnetteK, Lujane

    to you and your sister and your family. I am relieved that at least Tony is getting the best of care as this situation plays out.

    One of the side effects of "better" medicine in these modern times is that accidents and illnesses that used to be fatal are now survivable but with much diminished quality of life in some cases. This puts family members or spouses in this very difficult dilemma of deciding when to withhold further care for their loved one.

    Even with the best medical advice, this is a decision for which most of us are not well prepared. If anything, it should drive more of us to have a conversation with our loved ones regarding our own wishes, and their wishes. Then everything should be codified in an advanced medical directive and durable power of attorney.

    I hope that your sister can feel all of the love and caring directed her way as a result of your powerful diaries, Ole Texan, even if she doesn't read what you've written and the many compassionate comments.

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 10:15:15 AM PST

    •  Thank you cassandracarolina, (5+ / 0-)

      as always your words bring such soothing feeling no matter the situation in where you comment on my writings. I take your words today as being written by someone I admire for your compassion and understanding of the many issues we live by today.

      My baby mom would be thrilled to know what I know about the kind of person you are.

      Yes, I for one am happy to know Tony is in good hands at his time of need, being his nurses or his mother and siblings. I am specially thankful for all the good folks here on site that have come to join me in this time of hardship for my family.

      Thank you my friend.

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 10:53:07 AM PST

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