When I brought that up to him that they would really like us to sign an advance directive he just looked at me and said, “You think I’m gonna die.” And that stopped me cold.
Your overtaken by grief. I’m gonna lose this person that I love. Trying to talk about practicalities and the emotional pieces of dying and your wishes – having these conversations is so hard.
It’s too easy in the everyday experience to deny stuff, to brush it aside, to say, ‘Oh that’s normal aging’ and not realize until it gets much more severe.