I had a quick doc's appointment this morning. I started some new meds last month for an internal neuropathic tremor, and Doc M wanted to do a followup today. (Some success, but not there quite yet!)
When I signed in, the receptionist asked me if I was interested in a "living will." I asked her to explain just what that involved. It meant "no heroic life saving measures in a terminal situation." If there is a chance for survival, everything that can be done would be done, but if, say in the case of a car accident, or a massive heart attack, etc, I was not going to make it, then, in other words, "let me go."
Since I had to make that kind of decision for my wife, who had no living will, and for my mom, who had no living will, but had expressed that she didn't want "heroic measures," I signed on the "dotted line" this morning. This is too hard of a decision for a spouse or children to have to make. Emotions are scrambled, and it's hard to think straight. So, now the decision is made. There will be no guilt or regrets for them to have to deal with.
Now, I don't intend to use this for many moons, but it is now in place when the time comes!
Peace, (of mind)